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Calculate cosine without cos(x)

Solve cos(x). The use of the function cos() and sin() is not allowed.

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Elapsed Time

Given two date strings d1 and d2 of the form yyyy/mm/dd HH:MM:SS (assume hours HH is in 24 hour mode), determine how much time, ...

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Balanced number

Given a positive integer find whether it is a balanced number. For a balanced number the sum of first half of digits is equal to...

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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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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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Find the longest sequence of 1's in a binary sequence.

Given a string such as s = '011110010000000100010111' find the length of the longest string of consecutive 1's. In this examp...

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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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radius of a spherical planet

you just measured its surface area, that is the input.

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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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Kaprekar Steps

6174 is the <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6174_%28number%29 Kaprekar constant>. All natural numbers less than 10,000 (except som...

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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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Number of 1s in a binary string

Find the number of 1s in the given binary string. Example. If the input string is '1100101', the output is 4. If the input stri...

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letter yes yes & letter no no

Split a string into two strings, first string has all alphabetic letters, next string has all the rest, keep the order please, o...

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Tricky timing

Write a function that takes between 0.5 seconds and 0.6 seconds to run.

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Find matching string from a list of strings

Write a function that returns a string that is a unique match (if it exists) of the string |inStr| from a list of strings |strLi...

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All capital?

Are all the letters in the input string capital letters? Examples: 'MNOP' -> 1 'MN0P' -> 0

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Trimming Spaces

Given a string, remove all leading and trailing spaces (where space is defined as ASCII 32). Input a = ' singular value deco...

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Formatting currency numbers

Given a number, format it properly for textual display using the notation $xxx,xxx,xxx.xx. Assume that no more than two digits ...

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Back to basics 1 - Saving

Covering some basic topics I haven't seen elsewhere on Cody. Given an input variable 'x', save it to disk in a file named 'co...

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Back to basics 6 - Column Vector

Covering some basic topics I haven't seen elsewhere on Cody. Given an input vector, output true or false whether it is a colu...

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Test for balanced parentheses

Given the input inStr, give the boolean output out indicating whether all the parentheses are balanced. Examples: * If ...

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Subset Sum

Given a vector v of integers and an integer n, return the the indices of v (as a row vector in ascending order) that sum to n. I...

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Find the sum of the elements in the "second" diagonal

Find the sum of the elements in the diagonal that starts at the top-right corner and ends at the bottom-left corner.

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Program an exclusive OR operation with logical operators

Program an exclusive or operation *without* using the MATLAB function xor. Use logical operators like |, &, ~, ... instead. ...

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Remove NaN ?

input -> matrix (n*m) with at least one element equal to NaN; output -> matrix(p*m), the same matrix where we deleted the enti...

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Make one big string out of two smaller strings

If you have two small strings, like 'a' and 'b', return them put together like 'ab'. 'a' and 'b' => 'ab' For extra ...

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Solve the set of simultaneous linear equations

Given this pair of simultaneous linear equations: 2x + 3y = 23 3x + 4y = 32 Find the solution set (x,y)

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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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