# Monthly Archives: February 2012

## Millionth Term

What is the millionth term in the sequence ? Source: mathcontest.olemiss.edu 2/27/2012 SOLUTION A simpler problem: What is the term? To get a good understanding the problem we list some of the terms and their position as follows. Alternatively we can list … Continue reading

## Call Letters

In the United States of America, radio and television stations have three or four letter identification call letters. East of the Mississippi River, the call letters begin with W as in WCBI and WGN. If W is not used except … Continue reading

## Coloring Book Covers

A bookbinder must bind 12 identical books using red, green, or blue covers. In how many ways can this be done? Source: http://www.mathcircles.org SOLUTION Suppose there are only 3 books. How many ways can we bind the books using red, … Continue reading

## Factorial Series

Observe the series: . Find the sum of this series if . Source: mathcontest.olemiss.edu 2/13/2012 SOLUTION Use a calculator to calculate the partial sum Calculate the partial sum as follows Factor Use the calculator Use the distributive property of multiplication … Continue reading