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# Richard Backman

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Length of a short side
Calculate the length of the short side, a, of a right-angled triangle with hypotenuse of length c, and other short side of lengt...

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Length of the hypotenuse
Given short sides of lengths a and b, calculate the length c of the hypotenuse of the right-angled triangle. <<http://upload....

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Cell joiner
You are given a cell array of strings and a string delimiter. You need to produce one string which is composed of each string fr...

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Number Persistence
A number's persistence is the number of steps required to reduce it to a single digit by multiplying all its digits to obtain a ...

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Love triangles
Given a vector of lengths [a b c], determines whether a triangle with non-zero area (in two-dimensional Euclidean space, smarty!...

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Check if number exists in vector
Return 1 if number _a_ exists in vector _b_ otherwise return 0. a = 3; b = [1,2,4]; Returns 0. a = 3; b = [1,...

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Back to basics 8 - Matrix Diagonals
Covering some basic topics I haven't seen elsewhere on Cody. Given an input vector of numbers, output a square array with the...

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Right and wrong
Given a vector of lengths [a b c], determines whether a triangle with those sides lengths is a right triangle: <http://en.wikipe...

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Sorted highest to lowest?
Return 1 if the input is sorted from highest to lowest, 0 if not. Example: 1:7 -> 0 [7 5 2] -> 1

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Pangrams!
A pangram, or holoalphabetic sentence, is a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once. Example: Input s ...

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Too mean-spirited
Find the mean of each consecutive pair of numbers in the input row vector. For example, x=[1 2 3] ----> y = [1.5 2.5] x=[1...

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Back to basics 11 - Max Integer
Covering some basic topics I haven't seen elsewhere on Cody. Return the largest positive integer MATLAB can handle.

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inner product of two vectors
inner product of two vectors

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Bottles of beer
Given an input number representing the number of bottles of beer on the wall, output how many are left if you take one down and ...

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Replace NaNs with the number that appears to its left in the row.
Replace NaNs with the number that appears to its left in the row. If there are more than one consecutive NaNs, they should all ...

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radius of a spherical planet
you just measured its surface area, that is the input.

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Roll the Dice!
*Description* Return two random integers between 1 and 6, inclusive, to simulate rolling 2 dice. *Example* [x1,x2] =...

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Bullseye Matrix
Given n (always odd), return output a that has concentric rings of the numbers 1 through (n+1)/2 around the center point. Exampl...

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Swap the input arguments
Write a two-input, two-output function that swaps its two input arguments. For example: [q,r] = swap(5,10) returns q = ...

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Nearest Numbers
Given a row vector of numbers, find the indices of the two nearest numbers. Examples: [index1 index2] = nearestNumbers([2 5 3...

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Return the largest number that is adjacent to a zero
This example comes from Steve Eddins' blog: <http://blogs.mathworks.com/steve/2009/05/27/learning-lessons-from-a-one-liner/ Lear...

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Power of n ?
Determine if _x_ (positive integer) is a power of _n_, return true or false accordingly.

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Number of problems
No, you don't read it wrong: this assignment is to return the number of this problem (and not the problem of this number).

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Is my wife right? Now with even more wrong husband
Again, as in "Is my wife right?" ( <http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/cody/problems/149-is-my-wife-right> ), answer 'yes' r...

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Distance walked 1D
Suppose you go from position 7 to 10 to 6 to 4. Then you have walked 9 units of distance, since 7 to 10 is 3 units, 10 to 6 is 4...

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Target sorting
Sort the given list of numbers |a| according to how far away each element is from the target value |t|. The result should return...

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Which values occur exactly three times?
Return a list of all values (sorted smallest to largest) that appear exactly three times in the input vector x. So if x = [1 2...

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Reverse the vector
Reverse the vector elements. Example: Input x = [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9] Output y = [9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1]

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The Goldbach Conjecture
The <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldbach's_conjecture Goldbach conjecture> asserts that every even integer greater than 2 can ...

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Solve the Sudoku Row
*Description* A simple yet tedious task occurs near the end of most Sudoku-solving algorithms, computerized or manual. The ta...

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