# Category Archives: Maths in the movies

## Math in the Movies | Travelling Salesman

Travelling Salesman (2012) Four mathematicians are hired by the US government to solve the most powerful problem in computer science history.   Travelling Salesman – Official Trailer [HD]     Travelling Salesman – Official Movie Site

## Num3er 237

The factors of   237   are:     1     3     79     237 The prime factors are:     3 * 79 237   is the smallest 3-digit number with its digits being 3 different primes that is not … Continue reading

## Star Trek #Math – The trouble with tribbles

In the Star Trek episode “The Trouble with Tribbles,” when Kirk opens the door and all the tribbles fall on him, Spock says that there are 1,771,561 tribbles in the wheat compartment, basing that calculation on one tribble entering 3 … Continue reading

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## Basic Math in the Movie: Die Hard with a Vengeance – Water Jug Puzzle

This is a fun puzzle:     In the movie “Die Hard with a Vengeance”, Bruce Willis must measure 4 litres of water using two containers one with a capacity of 3 litres and the other with 5 litres.   … Continue reading

## Maths in the Movie: The Travelling Salesman Problem

Traveling Salesman Problem http://mathworld.wolfram.com/TravelingSalesmanProblem.html Travelling Salesman – The Official Movie Site The movie tells the story of four mathematicians hired by the US government to solve P vs NP, in the process creating a system that could crack encryption codes within … Continue reading