About Us Contact Us Help


Archives

Contribute

 

For The Mathematically Inclined

Anil Saigal
08/12/2011

PROBLEM #1
Ram went into a back to cash a check. In handling the money, the cashier, by mistake, gave him dollars for cents and cents for dollars. He pocketed the money without examining it, and spent a nickel on his way home. He then found out that he possessed exactly twice the money of the check.
He had no money in his pocket before going to the bank. What was the exact amount of the check?

PROBLEM #2

In the equation A^2 + B^2 + C^2 = D^2 + E^2,
A, B, C, D, and E are 5 consecutive positive integers.
what are they?

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Please send your solutions to mr.asaigal@gmail.com.

Use Problem Solutions M-081811 as the subject line. Please include your full name in the text of the main message. Everyone with the right answer will be acknowledged in the next issue of Lokvani.

Please do not post your solution in Post Comments. No credit will be given for solutions not sent to anil@lokvani.com.

If you need clarification on any problem, please contact anil@lokvani.com.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Problems from 08/04/11

PROBLEM # 1
Factorize:  x^2 - x -12.

SOLUTION 1
(x-4)(x+3)

PROBLEM #2
What is the second derivative of f(x) = x 1 / 3

SOLUTION 2
(-2/9) x^(-5/3) 

Congratulations to Kishore Balsara, who was the winner of the last set of puzzles.



Bookmark and Share | Share your Comments

Comments :
Post a new message

In this Issue
Picture Of The Fortnight


This city in India is famous for its rocks. Can you guess?
[more]

Picture Of The Fortnight
Weekend Entertainment


Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the events and concerts during this upcoming fortnight including Lokvani@10, Malladi and Gundecha Brothers, Sir Syed Mushaira, Euphoria, Krishna Trishna, UstadeMaa Zila Khan, Pratham Boston Gala and Saheli Second Annual Gala.
[more]

Weekend Entertainment
Tigress Like People's Power


The leading and able members of society must come forward and take charge to help resolve the problems world is facing today. It is actually they who have made this mess in the first place.
[more]

Tigress Like People's Power
Thought For The Day


The fact, in short, is that freedom, to be meaningful in an organized society must consist of an amalgam of hierarchy of freedoms and restraints. ~Samuel Hendel.
[more]

Thought For The Day
Arangetram - Monica Lakshmi Swaminathan


Monica enthralled the audience by her scintillating performance. Each of the items performed, clearly reflected the several years of hard work and training invested by this young dancer under the meticulous guidance of her guru Ranjani Saigal.
[more]

Arangetram - Monica Lakshmi Swaminathan

You may also access this article through our web-site http://www.lokvani.com/




Home | About Us | Contact Us | Copyrights Help