Wednesday, April 15, 2015

"So when is Cheryl's birthday?"

Recently, the Atlantic reported on The Math Question That Went Viral.  The question was given in a Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad for Secondary 3 students (the equivalent of 9th grade in US).  Here is the question in full:

Solution and full explanation provided here:  P5″ logic question is actually a Math Olympiad question for Sec 3 and 4 students.  I got close but didn't solved the whole thing.  My error was that I didn't read the problem closely enough.

1 comment:

James R said...

If it made it to In Progress, it must be viral. I love these kinds of problems, because what you don't know is as important as what you do. A life long lesson. This is a good one, but I have learned to read carefully.