CM Magazine: The Little Math Puzzle Contest

Volume II Number 3
November 3, 1995

The Little Math Puzzle Contest

Tom Murray, the coordinator of the The Math Puzzle, has been kind enough to give CM permission to run the weekly Little Math Puzzle Contest (inspired by The Great Canadian Trivia Challenge.)

About the Little Math Puzzle:

Royal West Academy (a high school) in Montreal, Quebec is sponsoring a little math puzzle contest.

This contest is open to all participants but is designed for students in grades five through ten. English will be the language used for all problems and if their solutions relate to a language, the language will be English.

Each week a new puzzle will be presented and the answers and winners from two weeks earlier will be posted. Answers are to be received by 8:00 a.m. eastern time the following Friday.

The answers will then be judged, and a correct answer along with the winners' names, will be posted with the puzzle two weeks later.

Both individual students and entire classes are welcome to participate.

Do not to send your answers to CM. Instead, please send all answers to Andrea Pollock and Alex Nazarov at the following address:

With your solution please include your names, school, grade, and e-mail address, and your city.

Puzzle #6

This is left over from three weeks ago, because there just weren't enough right answers the first time.

What are the next two numbers?....

3, 1, 4, 1, 5, 9, __, ___ ? ?
These numbers are from pi = 3.141592654
so the correct next two numbers are 2 and 6.

?Second Try Winners

Answer #7

Question #7 from two weeks ago was the following:

What is the next letter in the pattern?

R, E, B, M, U, ___
These letters are from the word "numbers" spelled backwards, so the correct next letter is N.
(L also works ...and maybe more )

Winners Who Correctly Solved #7

Puzzle #9

This week's Question #9 is the following:

What are the next two integers?

2, 3, 5, 7, 11, __ , __

Please remember to send your response by 8:00 a.m. Friday, November 10 to:

Andrea Pollock and Alex Nazarov
Royal West Academy, Montreal West, Quebec.

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ISSN 1201-9364

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