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.
## 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*.

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.

November, 2011

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