Cellular Automata

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A cellular automaton is a collection of “colored” cells on a grid of specified shape that evolves through a number of discrete time steps according to a set of rules based on the states of neighboring cells.

Word Play

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Write a program that determines if it is possible to win the game and, if so, says how to split the word. (BIO10)

Informatics 01

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The seventh year of the UK Informatics Competition organised by Richard Forster and Antony Rix. The students had to complete a series of challenges including Friends and Playfair.

Pizza Pandamonium

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Write a program to find out how many ways anchovies can be placed onto the pizza assuming no square is allowed to contain both olives and anchovies and no row (or column) in the pizza is allowed to contain more than one anchovy. (BIO12)

School Tie

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Write a program which given the correct and incorrect order of the strips calculates how to cut the ties. (BIO11)

Informatics 03

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The ninth year of the UK Informatics Competition organised by Richard Forster and Antony Rix. The students had to complete a series of challenges including ISBN and Virtual Lakes. (BIO03)

Informatics 00

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The sixth year of the UK Informatics Competition organised by Richard Forster and Antony Rix. The students had to complete a series of challenges including Ants and Romulus & Remus.

Games

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The Mayan date 13-20-7-16-3 corresponds to 1-1-2000. Write a program which converts between the Mayan calendar and our own.

Morse

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Can you send a message using a series of short and long flashes?