# Turlough Hughes

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Side of a rhombus

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Dimensions of a rectangle

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Area of an Isoceles Triangle

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Is this triangle right-angled?

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Length of a short side

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Fix the last element of a cell array

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Pattern matching

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The Goldbach Conjecture

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Find state names that end with the letter A

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Encode Roman Numerals

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The Goldbach Conjecture, Part 2

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Vector creation

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