Willamette University
Department of Mathematics
Problem of the Week
2007-2008
Edited by
Josh Laison
September 10:
Egg Drop
solved by
Alice Worden
,
Eddie Mertz
, and
Kyle Evans
(solution)
September 17:
The First Prime
solved by
Christina Edholm
(solution)
September 24:
Die Roll
solved by
John Nielsen
(solution)
October 1:
Breaking Chocolate
solved by
Kyle Evans
and
Eddie Mertz
(solution)
October 8:
Eats at the Round Table
solved by
Charlie Mathes
and
Jason Ames
(solution)
October 15:
Circular Reasoning
solved by
Jared Nishikawa
and
Kyle Evans
(solution)
October 22:
Tower of Irrationality
solved by
Jason Ames
,
Jared Nishikawa
, and
Kyle Evans
(solution)
October 29:
What's My Polynomial?
solved by
Kyle Evans
(solution)
November 5:
An Ice Problem
solved by
John Nielson
(solution)
November 12:
A Fair Shake
solved by
Kyle Evans
(solution)
November 26:
Deterministic Poker
solved by
Keith Hart
(solution)
December 3:
Checkering into a Corner
(solution)
January 14:
The Precarious Picture
(solution)
January 21:
One Square Two Square
solved by
Jared Nishikawa
,
Daniel Gossard
,
Charlie Mathes
, and
Mathew Polzin
(solution)
(animated solution by Mathew Polzin)
January 28:
Playing with Pasta
(solution)
February 4:
Big Cube Little Cube
solved by
Jared Nishikawa
(solution)
February 11:
Jumping Mad
(solution)
February 18:
Which Weight Weighs Which Weight?
(solution)
February 25:
Edgy Hyper Cube
solved by
Jai Salzwedel
and
Eric Haddenham
(solution)
March 10:
Water Into Wine
solved by
Jared Nishikawa
(solution)
March 17:
Triangle Triangle
(solution)
March 31:
Pocket Change
solved by
Matt Polzin
,
Jai Salzwedel
,
Jared Nishikawa
, and
Aaron Silverbook
(solution)
April 7:
Higher Elevation
(solution)
April 14:
Stringing Along
solved by
Alex Grey
(solution)
April 21:
Many Feet Many Shoes
solved by
Jessica Ahmann
and
Wesley Smith
(solution)
May 1:
Striking a Chord