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Problem of the Month

Pi Mu Epsilon Problem of the Month 2015 - 2016

Leigh in Class

November 2015

November Problem

Problem Status: 24- NOV

October 2015

October Problem

Problem Status: SOLVED
Correct Student Solutions: Colton Sheehan, Jacob Hudgins
Correct Non-Student Solutions: John Snyder, John Burton '06, Bain Cameron, Henry Lutz & Consuelo Alvarez, Richard Hayden '09

September 2015

September Problem

Problem Status: SOLVED
Correct Student Solutions: Alex Jolly, Nikki Marzolf, Kelsey Bowman & Madi Ward
Correct Non-Student Solutions: John Snyder, Henry Lutz & Consuelo Alvarez


The Fine Print

Each month, Drs. Poplin and Shoenthal will choose a problem of the month.

The general rules are:

  • Submissions must be dated; only the last submission will be graded.
  • Submissions must include a complete mathematical justification along with the answer.
  • Submissions must represent your own work.
  • Submissions may only be made by individuals or groups of two.
  • Submissions for each problem are due before 5 p.m. on a specified day of the month the problem appears.
  • Submissions should be given to Dr. Poplin (Ruffner 335) or Dr. Shoenthal (Ruffner 326).

The Longwood student with the highest number of correct solutions during the academic year will win a prize.  A runner-up will also win a prize.

Notes: when it applies, department faculty aren't listed in the solver's list.  Also, we do not post solutions to unsolved problems.  However, we're happy to discuss a problem with you after the due date.