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Graduate Seminar - 11/01, 12:00PM Duncan Hall 1064

David Mildebrath

"Dr. Brimkov’s Recreational Math — 2 Problems"

We present two recreational problems: the so-called “swimming pool problem” regarding ellipses in the plane, and an extension of a problem that appeared on a previous CAAM department qualifying exam regarding rearrangements of alternating sequences. We give simple solutions to both problems, and put forth the so called “Tayo’s Conjecture” for the latter problem.

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