Adventures in problem-solving : a math olympiad problem... and a few cousins

Shirali, Shailesh (2017) Adventures in problem-solving : a math olympiad problem... and a few cousins. At Right Angles, 6 (2). pp. 101-105.

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Abstract

In this edition of Adventures in Problem Solving, we study in detail a problem which first appeared in the 1987 USA Mathematics Olympiad. However, we adopt a different strategy this time. Faced with the given problem which looks quite challenging, we tweak it in different ways and obtain related problems which are simpler than the original one. Solving this collection of problems turns out to be a fun activity and demonstrates yet one more time the importance and utility of quadratic functions and quadratic equations.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Subjects: Natural Sciences
Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University publications > At Right Angles
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2018 16:12
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2018 09:03
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/1385
Publisher URL: http://apfstatic.s3.ap-south-1.amazonaws.com/s3fs-...

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