For The Mathematically Inclined


Anil Saigal 12/03/2004
FOR CHILDREN
PROBLEM # 1 Observe the hexagonal Figure 1. If you begin at Start and Finish at End, how many different paths can you trace such that you are always traveling in a downward movement. FOR GROWNUPS
PROBLEM # 2 A convex polygon (Figure 2) has 324 diagonals. How many sides does this polygon have? 
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 SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS ON 12/02/04
FOR CHILDREN
PROBLEM # 1 Find the least positive integer that is eleven times the sum of its digits.
SOLUTION 198.
FOR GROWNUPS
PROBLEM # 2 What number comes next in this silly sequence: 1, 8, 72, 46, 521, 612, _____
SOLUTION 343.
Congratulations
to Giridhar Anand, Sandeep Bansal, Nidhi Bhargava, Pawan Deshpande,
Dattaraya Joshi, Maharshi Mankad, Sarthak Pani, Mukund Seshadri and
Ramya Tammisetti, who were winners of the last set of puzzles.

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