Problem of the Week #21

Thank you for participating the last Problem of the Week. We received quite a few submissions to #20, and the winner is Brendan Caseria, who provided the first solution; we would like to mention Russel Hart, Stephen Skapek, and Scott Goodson for providing more or less the same solutions.

After having a Calculus problem in #20, #21 is even more elementary:

Problem of the Week #16

Thank you for participating in the first Problem of the Week of this academic year. The first correct solution was submitted by Randall Moreland; we would also like to mention Mihaja Rakotomalala (graduate student) for being the second.

Our next challenge is the following:


Result of Problem of the Week #14

The winner of the last Problem of the Week this academic year was Luke Bang!

This concludes the Problem of the Week@UTD in the inaugural year. We hope that this continues for a long time in the future as a tradition in the Department of Mathematical Sciences or the whole University for that matter.

We would like to thank all the participants of the Problem of the Week@UTD this year. We hope that you guys had as much fun as we did. It was a great pleasure for us to receive solutions to many challenging problems, and even better, sometimes solutions to more generalized problems!

We’ll come back in Fall 2016. Stay tuned and have a great summer!

Problem of the Week #14

We have two winners for the previous Problem of the Week: Ethan Payne and Mark Sowders; they sent us two different, both correct, solutions based on slightly different interpretations of the problem.

The last Problem of the Week this academic year is the following: