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Problem of the Month

Pi Mu Epsilon Problem of the Month 2013 - 2014

 
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April 2014

April Problem (pdf)

Problem Status: DUE APR 23.

March 2014

March Problem (pdf)

Problem Status: SOLVED
Correct Student Solutions: Garrett Josemans, Joe Gills, Keith Crisp, Ciara Boyd, Elizabeth Cho & Roy Pierce
Correct Non-Student Solutions: John Snyder, Henry Lutz & Consuelo Alvarez, Bain Cameron

February 2014

February Problem (pdf)

Problem Status: SOLVED
Correct Student Solutions: Anna West & Deborah Bray, Colin Watson, Jacob Hakanson, Garrett Josemans
Correct Non-Student Solutions: John Snyder, Henry Lutz & Consuelo Alvarez, Bain Cameron

January 2014

January Problem (pdf)

Problem Status: SOLVED
Correct Student Solutions: Deborah Bray & Anna West, Amanda Cook & Ryan Stealy, Alexis Manuel & Julie Bailey, Garrett Josemans, Jessica Stoudt
Correct Non-Student Solutions: John Snyder, Henry Lutz & Consuelo Alvarez

November 2013

November Problem (pdf)

Problem Status: SOLVED
Correct Student Solutions: NONE
Correct Non-Student Solutions: Swarnabja Bhaumik, Bain Cameron

October 2013

October Problem (pdf)

Problem Status: SOLVED
Student Solvers: Ryan Stealy, Amanda Cook, Brian Lotts, Heather Wilson & Christina Shanhols, Cody Lloyd & Tyler Bagbey, Nick Pastore, Ashley Brown & Jacob Patterson
Other Solvers: John Snyder, Henry Lutz & Consuelo Alvarez

 

September 2013

September Problem (pdf)

Problem Status: SOLVED
Student Solvers: Will Hollingsworth & Nick Pastore; Joe Gills
Other Solvers: John Snyder, Bain Cameron

 

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 2013-14 academic year will win a prize.  A runner-up will also win a prize.

We will not post solutions to unsolved problems. However, if you would like to come in to the office after the due date to discuss a problem, we'd be happy to hear from you. Another note: correct solutions submitted by Longwood Math/CS faculty are not included in the solver's list.