Mathematics lovers are sought!
Department of Mathematical Sciences of Stevens
Institute of Technology announces opening the
At the circle in a quite informal and friendly atmosphere we’ll discuss creative, interesting, and joyful mathematical problems that help to form a better feeling of mathematics and logic. Also, we will discuss the problems offered at Mathematical Olympiads, and our meetings will be a good way to be better prepared for Olympiads. The topics include but are not limited to combinatorics, counting, pigeonhole principle, divisibility, graphs, mathematical games, geometry.
When: Wednesdays, starting from October 4, at 4:30 pm.
Where: Stevens Institute of Technology campus, Pierce building, room P- 120.
Professor Pavel Dubovski, firstname.lastname@example.org
Problem 1: There are three piles of stones: one with 10 stones, one with 15 stones, and one with 20 stones. At each turn, a player can choose one of the piles and divide it into two smaller piles. The loser is the player who cannot do this. Who will win, and how?
Problem 2: Given two parallel lines and a fixed point, draw the straight line, which goes through the given point and is parallel to those two lines. Use ruler only. No compass is allowed!