Dear interested mathematics solver,

Click here for a copy of the PME problem for the Problem Solving Competition for the current month. This is a usual custom for PME. Each month, a mathematics problem is assigned to all PME member (and also non PME interested Marshall students) to solve. The top problem solver from the campus will be declared, awarded a certificate at the end of the month and his/her name posted on the Math department notice board. Also, the top problem solver will qualify to attend The U.S. National Collegiate Mathematics Championship to be held this coming summer (August 2016) in Columbus, Ohio. In Columbus, the first six place winners will receive beautiful red white and blue plaques and also will be celebrated by the U.S. National Collegiate Mathematics Championship. Below are some rules governing the problem solving activity:

- To participate, you must be an undergraduate enrolled in at least one course at Marshall University.
- Write your solutions clearly on a paper and show all your work. If there is more than one sheet, secure/staple the pages together.
- Seal all your work in an envelope. Write your name, student ID number, your address, phone number, and the date and time of day of your submission on the outside of the envelope.
- All work must be original. Obviously similar work will be strictly penalized.
- Drop your solution in the envelop attached to the door of Smith SH 526 or bring your solution to Dr. Otunuga's office in WAEC 3229 before the end of October (if possible, before PME induction on October 29.) Good luck everyone. Looking forward to receiving your solutions.