[ugrads] [Mathclub-members] Math Contests: register now!

Michael Pelsmajer pelsmajer at gmail.com
Wed Oct 23 15:38:14 CDT 2013


Reminder: Math Contest this Saturday, October 26.

Location: Engineering 1, Room 106
Fill out registration: 8:45am
Contest: 9:00am - 11:30am

More information: http://www.math.vt.edu/people/plinnell/Vtregional/
or email pelsmajer at iit.edu


On Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 6:23 PM, Michael Pelsmajer <pelsmajer at gmail.com>wrote:

> Sample problem:
>
> Players 1,2,3,…,n are seated around a table and each has a single penny.
> Player 1 passes a penny to Player 2, who then passes two pennies to Player
> 3. Player 3 then passes one penny to Player 4, who passes two pennies to
> Player 5, and so on, players alternately passing one penny or two to the
> next player who still has some pennies. A player who runs out of pennies
> drops out of the game and leaves the table.
>
> Find an infinite set of numbers n for which some player ends up with all n
> pennies.
>
> More sample problems here:
> http://mypages.iit.edu/~pelsmajer/Syllabus_ProblemSolving497.pdf
>
>
> Interested in more?  Then you should register for these two math contests:
>
> Saturday, October 26, 9am-11:30am
> VTRMC
>
> Saturday, December 7
> The Putnam Competition
>
> Although both of these are national contests (with corresponding honors
> and prizes), you don't need to travel anywhere: the contest will be
> administered locally at IIT Main Campus.
>
> To register, send me an e-mail by MONDAY, OCTOBER 7 with your full name
> and tell me which contests you plan to take. Any undergraduate student who
> hasn't earned a college degree, who hasn't already participated four times)
> can participate.
>
> Questions?  Send me an e-mail.
>
> ______________________________
> Michael J. Pelsmajer
> Applied Mathematics, E1 Room 206
> Illinois Institute of Technology
> Chicago, IL 60616
> http://mypages.iit.edu/~pelsmajer
> pelsmajer at iit.edu
>


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