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Problem of the Month

Pi Mu Epsilon Problem of the Month 2015 - 2016

 
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February 2016

February 2016 Problem

Problem Status: DUE FEB 25.

January 2016

January 2016 Problem

Problem Status: SOLVED
Correct Student Solutions: Alex Jolly, Jillian Gardner, April Swartz, Chelsea Dandridge, Nikki Marzolf, Jonathan Bland, Becca Huitt, Lauren Dafin, Kelsey Bowman, Madeline Earles, Rebecca Skelton, Samantha Green, Shannon Worrell, Abby Jago, Heather Switzer, Tyler Layne & Michael Lee, Sabrina Walker, Amanda Lightfoot, Dani Harris, Gabrielle Byrne
Honorable Mention: Jacob Hudgins & Joe Denton
Correct Non-Student Solutions:
Bain Cameron, John Snyder, Henry Lutz & Consuelo Alvarez

November 2015

November Problem

Problem Status: SOLVED
Correct Student Solutions: Samantha Green, Tyler Layne & Michael Lee, Colton Sheehan, Logan Staton, Becca Huitt
Correct Non-Student Solutions: John Snyder, John Burton '06, Henry Lutz & Consuelo Alvarez, Adrian Woodward, Bain Cameron

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.