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Why is most of question in challenge about mathematics?

So many questions contain % ++ -- and etc.

31st Mar 2017, 1:57 PM
Nopiga Pahala
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The backbone of programming is mathematics for everything in programming revolves around maths.
31st Mar 2017, 2:03 PM
Chirag Bhansali
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Because math is essential to develop logic in programming ( along with algorithm).
31st Mar 2017, 3:28 PM
Agus Mei
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On the bright side, they help you to improve your mental calculation speed.
31st Mar 2017, 2:35 PM
Krishna Teja Yeluripati
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there IS some mathematics in programming - whatever language you choose - but the majority of programming is in my opinion analytical thinking - is A>B or is A==B or if (condition is true) - but a basic understanding of mathematics and a little algebra dedinitely doesnt hurt
31st Mar 2017, 3:35 PM
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How I see it, that's mostly not about mathematics, but finding a pattern, a mutually exclusive parts of a formula or a short-hand way of calculating by simplifying the equation. And that, in turn, tests your aptitude for algorithms and abstract thinking. How else can you test it in 20 seconds... :)
31st Mar 2017, 8:34 PM
Kuba Siekierzyński
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basic algebra and some common algorithms are okay, but there are questions with complex algorithms many users (including myself) can't calculate in their head. for example calculating the remainder of a division of a cubic number. it's relatively easy with two-digit-numbers, but it's rather difficult with three-digit-numbers. at least in the given time.
31st Mar 2017, 2:24 PM
Mario L.
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algorithms require a form of mathematical reasoning. its not really math but rather functions of math. of course there is actual math but when you see i >= x its is i greater than or equal to x. You need basic algebra to do programming.
31st Mar 2017, 2:07 PM
Andre van Rensburg
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Most of the quizzes are logic based because syntax can be found in web. But logic needs to build up by you. Mathematical and Logical quizzes will help you develop your logic so that you could use your own logics to build useful applications or interactive websites. ;)
31st Mar 2017, 3:37 PM
Cyrus Ornob Corraya
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@Kuba I think you ment that these quizzes test your compiling skill. But most of the time it becomes hard for most persons to solve them in 20s. Though I solve them in 10s. ;)
1st Apr 2017, 8:02 AM
Cyrus Ornob Corraya
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I do love mathematics, but I think not all people like it.
31st Mar 2017, 1:59 PM
Nopiga Pahala
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lack of imagination i guess, i challenge you to break the pattern :)
31st Mar 2017, 4:05 PM
Eduard Alexandru
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most of the programmers will b gud @ mathematics in my view...
31st Mar 2017, 2:48 PM
Gokul Kishore
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