Problem of the Week

**WELCOME!** The Problem of the Week is offered to Ferris State University students as an opportunity
to work on some interesting mathematical problems that are often different from those
that appear in the standard mathematics courses.

You're welcome to submit individual or group solutions to me (Dr. Dekker) via email or in my office (Arts and Sciences Commons 2038) by the noted due dates.

Below you can download the current and past Problems of the Week, in PDF form. Be sure to visit the bulletin board outside of the math department office (ASC 2021) to see solutions to last week's problem and see who has correctly solved problems this semester. A list of correct solvers also appears on this page below the list of problems.

Finally! Here are four problems for the rest of this semester. Dr. Dekker is on sabbatical and will look at solutions at the end of the semester.

Problems 215, 216, and 217: due Wednesday, April 30.

Problem 218: due Wednesday, April 30.

At the end of the semester I will compile all the Problems of the Week into one file for ease in downloading - see below.

- Spring 2013: Problems 202-214
- Fall 2012: Problems 189-201
- Spring 2012: Problems 177-188

- Fall 2011: Problems 164-176
- Spring 2011: Problems 151-163
- Fall 2010: Problems 138-150
- Spring 2010: Problems 125-137
- Fall 2009: Problems 113-124
- Spring 2009: Problems 100-112
- Fall 2008: Problems 87-99 (Puzzle for Problem 89)
- Spring 2008: Problems 74-86
- Fall 2007: Problems 63-73
- Spring 2007: Problems 50-62
- Fall 2006: Problems 37-49
- Spring 2006: Problems 27-36
- Fall 2005: Problems 14-26
- Spring 2005: Problems 1-13

Last updated: 09-15-2014