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  1. plasmid's post in Liars and truthtellers one again was marked as the answer   
    Giving it a shot at writing with different notation
     
  2. plasmid's post in Liars and truthtellers one again was marked as the answer   
    Having to actually write it out in such a way that others can read and follow it does wonders for imposing clarity...
     
  3. plasmid's post in Stonenibblers was marked as the answer   
    Only if they're imaginary stonenibblers.
     
  4. plasmid's post in Find the missing value was marked as the answer   
  5. plasmid's post in A Riddle Within Reach was marked as the answer   
    Maybe something less ultimate
     
  6. plasmid's post in Poisonous apples was marked as the answer   
    I agree with Flamebirde's answer. But I would add a bit more to it.
     
  7. plasmid's post in Hot Love Riddle was marked as the answer   
    Pretty sure it's one of these
     
  8. plasmid's post in Random passengers was marked as the answer   
  9. plasmid's post in Shortest set of lines in a square, revisited was marked as the answer   
    Optimizing Captain Ed’s answer a little more
     
  10. plasmid's post in The Most Wonderful Prince was marked as the answer   
  11. plasmid's post in Baggage on a conveyor belt was marked as the answer   
    Ah, the hospital's rule. Of course. I vaguely remember that from high school.
    More importantly, I also found out that my memory of integration by parts was faulty, and that seems to have been the real issue. From the top:
     
  12. plasmid's post in Traffic jams was marked as the answer   
    This might count as an ah-hah if it's true.
  13. plasmid's post in Pairing the points was marked as the answer   
  14. plasmid's post in Order the cards was marked as the answer   
    The four laws of card shifting

  15. plasmid's post in Ants on a checkerboard was marked as the answer   
    Here's what I came up with
    Edit: an aside
    Edit2: even further aside
     
  16. plasmid's post in Jelly beans join the clean plate club was marked as the answer   
    Ah, this is probably what you have in mind.
     
  17. plasmid's post in Who can go the lowest? was marked as the answer   
    Not fully calculated because the math gets extremely messy and complicated pretty fast, but a description of how to go about it
    Although a better answer might be that if there are 10 people playing a game with at least $10 entry fee and $100 payout with a non-zero chance that no one will win and the house will keep everything if everyone ends up picking a number in common with at least one other player, then your best move is to not play.
  18. plasmid's post in What am I ? was marked as the answer   
    You are 
    or more seriously
     
  19. plasmid's post in Probability of selecting two blue discs back to back was marked as the answer   
    The picture in the spoiler above is an explanation with formulas that wouldn't look very nice if I tried to just write them out in text.
  20. plasmid's post in Fill the vacancy was marked as the answer   
    I don't have a full solution, but this might help get things started.
    After that point, it gets too abstract for me to continue comprehending.
  21. plasmid's post in Engineers vs Managers was marked as the answer   
    Question #2
     
  22. plasmid's post in Diamond Tiling was marked as the answer   
  23. plasmid's post in Free the prisoners was marked as the answer   
  24. plasmid's post in Bent octagon was marked as the answer   
    For the sake of kicking this off, and without proof of optimality, I'll say this is the best I can come up with for now.
  25. plasmid's post in Triangle with a given perimeter was marked as the answer   
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