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Problem of the Month

The Department of Mathematics poses an occasional mathematics problem which will appear on bulletin boards near the Department offices in Drew Science. It will also appear here. Generally, solutions will not require any advanced mathematics. We welcome solutions from students, faculty, staff and strangers who happen to walk or surf by.

The best student solutions will be posted and awared a cash prize of $5, or whatever loose change we have in our pockets, and the winner will have her/his name published in a prestigious location.

Solutions must be, above all, correct but preference will be given to elegant and well-written solutions. Partial solutions are also welcome.

Solutions should be submitted to Professor Guetter in DS 123A or sent to MB 140.

Department of Mathematics Problem
November, 2011

Consider the triangle shown below with angles A, B, and C. Suppose that the length of the side opposite angle A has length a, the side opposite angle B has length b, and the side opposite angle C has length c.

Show that


Previous Problems of the Month
October, 2011