Michael J. Allen

Class of 2017 - 2018

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Math Puzzles

Here are a collection of puzzles I've lifted from various great math puzzle books. Can you solve any of these puzzles?





















Solved by Josh K. and Vishal!






Solved by Scott!



                                                           Molly solved this. It's a first!



                                                             Solved by Vishal!


Solved by Vishal!





The wheat and chessboard problem is a mathematical problem with the following idea: Say that you have a chessboard  in front of you. If you were to place a grain of wheat on the first square, two on the second, four on the third, eight on the fourth and so on, each time doubling the amount of grains, how many grains of wheat would you need to cover the entire board?


To solve this, you must observe that a chess board is an 8x8 square, containing 64 cells. If you are to double the amount each time, then add them.

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Philip solved this!