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Problem of the Week

In the Fall of 2013, the Department of Mathematics will be having a problem of the week-solving contest for students, in which any full-time UWP student is eligible to participate. On every Wednesday , starting September 18, a problem will be posted on the website, and interested students will be given a week to work on the problem. Solutions must be submitted in the Math office (Gardner 435) by 4:00 pm the following Wednesday. Submitted solutions will be assigned a score between 0 and 10. Each week the student with the “best” solution to each problem will be awarded a ten dollar ($10) Chamber of Commerce gift certificate. The students with the best cumulative scores will be awarded a monetary prize at the annual Department of Mathematics Banquet. For complete rules see Rules.

Problems from the previous semesters can be found here.


            Spring 2014                                                                   Winner

Problem 1       Solution 1                                                 Ryan M Ashmore

Problem 2       Solution 2                                                 Jason Winchell

Problem 3       Solution 3                                                 Jessop Lueschow

Problem 4       Solution 4                                                 Andrew R Werner

Problem 5       Solution 5                                                 Jessop Lueschow

Problem 6       Solution 6                                                 No Winner

Problem 7       Solution 7                                                 Jessop Lueschow

Problem 8       Solution 8                                                

Problem 9                                                      


            Fall 2013                                                                   Winner

Problem 1       Solution 1                                                 Jessop T Lueschow

Problem 2       Solution 2                                                 Jessop T Lueschow

Problem 3       Solution 3                                                 None

Problem 4       Solution 4                                                 None

Problem 5       Solution 5                                                 Andrew R Werner

Problem 6       Solution 6                                                 Andrew R Werner

Problem 7       Solution 7                                                 Jessop T Lueschow

Problem 8       Solution 8                                                 Jessop T Lueschow

Problem 9       Solution 9                                                 Jessop T Lueschow

Problem 10       Solution 10                                             Jessop T Lueschow


            Spring 2013                                                                   Winner

Problem 1       Solution 1                                                 Steven "Mick" Badger

Problem 2       Solution 2                                                 Cassidy Krause

Problem 3       Solution 3                                                 Steven "Mick" Badger

Problem 4       Solution 4                                                

Problem 5       Solution 5                                                

Problem 6       Solution 6                                                

Problem 7       Solution 7                                                

Problem 8       Solution 8                                                

Problem 9       Solution 9                                                

Problem 10       Solution 10                                                


            Fall 2012                                                                   Winner

Problem 1       Solution 1                                                 Katrina L Ellis

Problem 2       Solution 2                                                 Murray Fordyce

Problem 3       Solution 3                                                 Gregory J Stribling

Problem 4       Solution 4                                                 Gregory J Stribling

Problem 5       Solution 5                                                 none

Problem 6       Solution 6                                                 Gregory J Stribling

Problem 7       Solution 7                                                 none

Problem 8       Solution 8                                                 Gregory J Stribling

Problem 9       Solution 9                                                 none

Problem 10       Solution 10                                           Clayton Mork