April 2020 PotM

Problem Status: DUE APR 27.

March 2020 PotM

Problem Status: SOLVED.  LU Student Solvers: None.  Other solutions: Jim Flock, Kate Blank.


The Fine Print

Each month, Drs. Poplin and Shoenthal will choose or create 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 or emailed to Dr. Poplin (Ruffner 326A) or Dr. Shoenthal (Ruffner 121).

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.