Millions of problems are addressed by the field of metaheuristics, which is about developing algorithms that help you come up with the best possible answer in any situation where there are a large number of possible solutions.
Brace yourself for this math problem that was originally set for eight-year-old students in the Vietnamese town of Bao Loc. It’s apparently even stumped someone with a doctorate in economics with mathematics. Just add in numbers 1-9 so that it makes sense. (The colon represents division). See more >>
Without this equation you would be waiting hours for your music to stream, or days for photos to load. Let us learn some more about Baron Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Fourier's near-200-year-old mathematical triumph.