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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, 2012

Given a circle with center O and a point M outside the circle show that a line can be constructed through M that intersects the circle at two points A and B such that the angle ∠AOB = ∠OMA
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Previous Problems of the Month
December, 2011
November, 2011
October, 2011