October 2019 PotM

Problem Status: DUE OCT 28.


September 2019 PotM

Problem Status: SOLVED.  LU Student Solvers: None.  Solved by non-Longwood contributor Jim Flock.


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 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.