Hey — wanted to announce a new competition.

QuickMaths now has two new levels — Sum of Squares and Prime Factorization.

The contest starts now until Friday Feb 30 (7:30 PM EST).

After the competition period ends, I'll host a twitch stream and the top 5 ratings in each of these two category will face off in 5 head-to-head showdowns (in the respective category) and everyone will be able to watch. Each round will give 5 points to the winner, 4 points to the next, 3 to the next, 2, and then 1 — and the 1st place in rating will start with 10 points, 2nd will start with 8 points, 3rd will start with 6 points, 4th will start with 2 points, and 5th will start with 0 points.

The winners in each category will win **$50 each (via Amazon Gift Card)**.

Good luck!

The Sum of Squares task is to write a number as the sum of at most 4 squares. For example, $$$151 = 100 + 25 + 25 + 1$$$ so an acceptable answer would be "100 25 25 1" or "25,1,25,100", etc.

The Prime Factorization task is to prime factorize the given number. For example, the prime factorization of $$$405$$$ would be "3^4 * 5" or "5^1*3^4", etc.