The Problem Of The Week is a weekly math competition. A new problem will be posted every week. The problem will be posted outside Mr. Robison’s door and on School Loop. You can participate by coming up with a solution and submitting it to Mr. Robison. Each week the winner will win a front of the line lunch pass, a HOOPLA award and a homework pass for your math class. At the end of the year all of the winners will get to go on a field trip.
Please follow these guidelines while participating in the competition:
- Students are expected to work on the problem independently.
- Solutions must be submitted to Mr. Robison by Friday at 3:30. You may submit solutions electronically through School Loop or physically by putting your solutions in the envelope outside Mr. Robison’s door.
- Show all of your work, just submitting the answer will not be enough to win.
- Neatness and organization are important, they will be a factor in determining the winner in case of multiple correct solutions.
- It is very important to show and explain all steps that are a part of your solution. It is likely that there will be multiple students who arrive at a correct answer. The winner will be chosen based on elegant or clever solutions. If you can solve the problem in multiple ways feel free to do so. Some problems will have multiple parts. You may submit a solution even if you did not complete all parts.
- There is no limit to the number of times that a student may win, but homework passes are only allowed to be used once per week.
Congratulations to our previous winners:
Aaron Liang (8th), Alicia Thurber (6th), Gavin Liang (7th), Gavin Liang (7th), Alan Su (6th), Jennifer Zacena (8th), Lianne Wong (7th), Muhammed Angeles (7th), Gavin Liang (7th), Emily Wong (7th), Eugene Kwong
Here is this week’s problem:
Problem of the Week #32
My watch is 1 second fast per hour and Vasya’s is 1.5 seconds slow per hour. Right now they show the same time. When will they show the same time again?