Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Mathematics School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Solved! September and October Problems of the Month

Congratulations to Hofstra students Dan Benz and Michael Nino, who solved the Mathematics Department’s September and October Problems of the Month, respectively.

Benz, a computer engineering major from Garden City, NY, came up with the correct answer of (-2/sqrt(13),-3/sqrt(13)), and Nino, a physics major from Coram, NY, solved October’s problem: x^2/4 + y^2/20 = 1.

Professor of Mathematics Raymond N. Greenwell runs this competition and says winning students will be recognized at Math Recognition Night in the spring. They will also receive a small prize from the University Relations office.

Here are the detailed solutions to the problems:

Sept15POMsoln Oct15POMsoln

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