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Circular primes

From the Project Euler Problem 35: The number, 197, is called a circular prime because all rotations of the digits: 197, 971, and 719, are themselves prime. There are thirteen such primes below 100: 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 31, 37, 71, 73, 79, and 97. How many circular primes are there below […]

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Digit canceling fractions

From the Project Euler Problem 33: The fraction 49/98 is a curious fraction, as an inexperienced mathematician in attempting to simplify it may incorrectly believe that 49/98 = 4/8, which is correct, is obtained by cancelling the 9s. We shall consider fractions like, 30/50 = 3/5, to be trivial examples. There are exactly four non-trivial […]

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Pandigital products

From the Project Euler Problem 32: We shall say that an n-digit number is pandigital if it makes use of all the digits 1 to n exactly once; for example, the 5-digit number, 15234, is 1 through 5 pandigital. The product 7254 is unusual, as the identity, 39 × 186 = 7254, containing multiplicand, multiplier, […]

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Coin sums

From the Project Euler Problem 31: In England the currency is made up of pound, £, and pence, p, and there are eight coins in general circulation: 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 (100p) and £2 (200p). It is possible to make £2 in the following way: 1×£1 + 1×50p + 2×20p + 1×5p […]

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Distinct powers

From the Project Euler Problem 29: Consider all integer combinations of ab for 2 ≤ a ≤ 5 and 2 ≤ b ≤ 5: 22=4, 23=8, 24=16, 25=32 32=9, 33=27, 34=81, 35=243 42=16, 43=64, 44=256, 45=1024 52=25, 53=125, 54=625, 55=3125 If they are then placed in numerical order, with any repeats removed, we get the […]

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Preference element in xml and the click event

If you have an EditTextPreference tag in a xml file you can catch the click event implementing OnSharedPreferenceChangeListener but it doesn’t work if you have a Preference tag in the xml file. Consider the following code inside a xml file for the preferences:

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