>I pointed the person who asked me the Putnam 2012 question >to sci.math; he was happy with the proof given there.
Yes, but when you posted the problem, you never mentioned the forum where the question was asked and never mentioned that it was a Putnam problem until I challenged you for the source. Up to that point, it appeared as if it was _your_ problem (but intuitively, I knew better).
>As for the current problem, since there's nothing there of >worth except for journal references to the problem, I'll >not point him to sci.math. Perhaps I'll pass the references >along to him or perhaps I'll just dismiss the issue.
So, out of curiosity, what was the forum in which you got the pill problem, and why did you not bother to mention the forum when you imported the question to sci.math?