Congratulations to Hofstra student Matt Tarby, who solved the Mathematics Department’s December Problem of the Month. Tarby, a mathematics major from Fishkill, NY, was first to come up with the correct answer of 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 is the detailed solution to the problem: