All entries for April 2009
April 27, 2009
A pig tied to the corner of a 100m-sided equilateral triangle field can cover half its area. How long is the rope?
Place 3 maths symbols between the digits 123456789, in that order, so that the result = 100
Warwick Challenges are mini academic challenges from University of Warwick professors, set via the micro-blogging service Twitter (and also via this blog).
We have the Monday Maths Challenge from Prof Ian Stewart and we hope to bring you the Friday Writing Challenge from Prof David Morley in the near future - watch this space!
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