After one year of running this website, I have decided to finish my competition. I give a huge thank you to all participants but I am also very sorry to all of you who would like to continue solving puzzles. I particularly thank Mark Bishop, Paul Cleary and Richard Zapor for sending in puzzle submissions. Here are the top five participants for both the Leaderboard and the Cup:

Position

Contest Coding Cup

Leaderboard

1

Paul Cleary

E. Choroba

2

Isaiah Howard

Paul Cleary

3

Richard Zapor

wanderdoc

4

E. Choroba

Mark Bishop

5

wanderdoc

David Valles

And here are the top ten from a points table combining both the Leaderboard and the Cup:

Position

Name

Points

1

Paul Cleary

17

2

E. Choroba

15

3

wanderdoc

12

4

David Valles

10

4

Mark Bishop

10

4

Isaiah Howard

10

7

Jeff Vincent

8

8

Richard Zapor

7

9

Siegbert Steinlechner

6

10

Kathick Sundarajan

2

Once again, I apologise but also thank everyone who has participated in the contest, but I am unable to continue running the competition.

This week officially marks the first anniversary of contestcoding!

Considering that the 8th March is the anniversary of contestcoding, find the next time time the anniversary of contestcoding will be on a Saturday.

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The Fibonacci sequence is defined as follows: The first two terms are 0 and 1 respectively, with each subsequent term being the sum of the previous two (0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8 etc). A Fibonacci number is a number which appears in the Fibonacci sequence. Find the third digit of the smallest Fibonacci number which has a first digit of 7.

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In a (sudden death deuce) grand slam tennis match you must win 3 sets before your opponent, where the winner of each set is the first to 6 games, unless the score is 5-5, in which case you must win by 7-5 or if the score gets to 6-6, the winner is decided by a first to 7 point tiebreak (assume you can win a tiebreak 7-6). The winner of each game is the first player to 4 points (assume you you can win a game 4-3). Because of the rules of tennis, it is possible to win more points in a match and still lose. At Wimbledon, you must win 7 matches to take the title. Find the minimum possible percentage of points won to win Wimbledon, using the scoring system above.

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Assuming “lorem” is the 1st word, find the 1865th word of the Lorem Ipsum found here.

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Of the twenty six letters in the alphabet, how many of them do not appear in this puzzle – excluding the reminder below?

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Langton’s Ant moves on a grid of squares that can be either black or white. The grid begins as fully white and the ant can only face left, right, down or up. It then moves in accordance to the following two rules:

If the ant is on a black square, it changes the colour of the square to white, rotates 90 degrees anticlockwise and moves forward one square.

If the ant is on a white square, it changed the colour of the square to black, rotates 90 degrees clockwise and move forward one square.

Find the total number of black squares on the grid after the ant moves 1000 times.

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A Square Triangular Number is number which is both triangular and a perfect square (36 for example). Find the sixth Square Triangular Number (including 1, but excluding 0).

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