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Problem of the Month

Pi Mu Epsilon Problem of the Month 2014 - 2015

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January 2015

January Problem (pdf)

Problem Status: DUE JAN 28.

November 2014

November Problem (pdf)

Problem Status: SOLVED
Correct Student Solutions: Alyssa Terry, Anna West & Sabrina Walker, Alex Jolly, Michael Lee, Nyjah Grant, Sarah Tyree, Becca Huitt, Kevin Zhu & Anthony Ugorji
Correct Non-Student Solutions: John Snyder, Justin Contat, Henry Lutz & Consuelo Alvarez, Bain Cameron

October 2014

October Problem (pdf)

Problem Status: SOLVED
Correct Student Solutions: Joe Gills, Sabrina Walker & Anna West, Alyssa Terry & Nyjah Grant, Jayden Metzger, Dani Harris
Correct Non-Student Solutions: John Snyder, Bain Cameron, Garrett Josemans '14, Barbara Morris, Henry Lutz & Consuelo Alvarez

September 2014

September Problem (pdf)

Problem Status: SOLVED
Correct Student Solutions: Elizabeth Cho & Sabrina Walker, Anna West & Deborah Bray, Nyjah Grant, Alex Jolly, Alyssa Terry, Susan Hailey, Joe Gills, Samantha Green, Tyler Bagbey, Keith Crisp, Taylor Webster & Aaron Myers, Sarah Kessler, Jacob Hakanson
Correct Non-Student Solutions: Terry Harris, Justin Contat, Josh Blakely, Barbara Morris, Casey Wimbish, Consuelo Alvarez & Henry Lutz, 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 2014-15 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.