# Clayton Gotberg

I'm a graduate student in mechanical engineering and robotics with a penchant for solving logic problems (both in code and for fun). I'm glad to be giving back to the community that got me through undergrad!

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ASCII Birthday Cake

Given an age and a name, give draw an ASCII birthday cake. For example, given the name "CODY" and the age 5, return a string wit...

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Missing five

Convert decimal numbers to a base-9 notation missing the digit *5* <<http://www.alfnie.com/software/missing5.jpg>> Too man...

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Polarisation

You have n polarising filters stacked one on top of another, and you know each axis angle. How much light gets passed through th...

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Octoberfest festival

A group of students decided to visit Octoberfest festival. First they ordered one beer, then after half-hour they taken one more...

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Circle/Pentagon Overlap

Your function will be provided with the five vertices of a pentagon (p) as well as the center point (cp) and radius (r) of a cir...

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Inscribed Pentagon?

Your function will be provided with the five vertices of a pentagon (p) as well as the center point (cp) and radius (r) of a cir...

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Is this is a Tic Tac Toe X Win?

For the game of <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tic-tac-toe Tic Tac Toe> we will be storing the state of the game in a matrix M. ...

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Pentagonal Numbers

Your function will receive a lower and upper bound. It should return all pentagonal numbers within that inclusive range in ascen...

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I Plead the Fifth

Write a function to provide a yes or no answer to the input string. However, it must plead the 5th amendment (return an empty st...

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The Top 5 Primes

This problem series invites you to solve two simple problems related to the integer NUMBER FIVE, in order to celebrate <https://...

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Breaking Out of the Matrix

Do you want to take the Red Pill, or the Blue Pill? If you take the Blue Pill, you will simply pass along to the next problem...

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Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock.

Submit your answer to this problem a multiple of 5 seconds after the hour. Your answer is irrelevant; the only thing that matte...

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Energy of a photon

*⚛ ☢ ⚛ ☢ ⚛ ☢ ⚛* Given the frequency F of a photon in giga hertz. Find energy E of this...

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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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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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Summing digits

Given n, find the sum of the digits that make up 2^n. Example: Input n = 7 Output b = 11 since 2^7 = 128, and 1 + ...

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Interpolator

You have a two vectors, a and b. They are monotonic and the same length. Given a value, va, where va is between a(1) and a(end...

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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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Remove any row in which a NaN appears

Given the matrix A, return B in which all the rows that have one or more <http://www.mathworks.com/help/techdoc/ref/nan.html NaN...

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Who Has the Most Change?

You have a matrix for which each row is a person and the columns represent the number of quarters, nickels, dimes, and pennies t...

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Sum all integers from 1 to 2^n

Given the number x, y must be the summation of all integers from 1 to 2^x. For instance if x=2 then y must be 1+2+3+4=10.

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Calculate Amount of Cake Frosting

Given two input variables |r| and |h|, which stand for the radius and height of a cake, calculate the surface area of the cake y...

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Create times-tables

At one time or another, we all had to memorize boring times tables. 5 times 5 is 25. 5 times 6 is 30. 12 times 12 is way more th...

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Finding Perfect Squares

Given a vector of numbers, return true if one of the numbers is a square of one of the other numbers. Otherwise return false. E...

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Determine whether a vector is monotonically increasing

Return true if the elements of the input vector increase monotonically (i.e. each element is larger than the previous). Return f...

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Swap the first and last columns

Flip the outermost columns of matrix A, so that the first column becomes the last and the last column becomes the first. All oth...

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Find all elements less than 0 or greater than 10 and replace them with NaN

Given an input vector x, find all elements of x less than 0 or greater than 10 and replace them with NaN. Example: Input ...

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Pizza!

Given a circular pizza with radius _z_ and thickness _a_, return the pizza's volume. [ _z_ is first input argument.] Non-scor...

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Column Removal

Remove the nth column from input matrix A and return the resulting matrix in output B. So if A = [1 2 3; 4 5 6]; ...

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