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Problem of the Week

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Problem of the week, March 7-11
Posted: Mar 6, 1994 10:38 PM
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The problem of the week is a regular feature here at the geometry forum.
Each weekend a high school level geometry problem will be posted, and the
following weekend a summary of solutions and their authors will be posted.

Please do not post solutions to the problem of the week; instead mail your
answer along with as detailed a description of your method as
necessary/possible to pow@forum.swarthmore.edu (replying to this message
will also work). Solutions should be received by midnight Friday so they
can be combined and posted over the weekend.

Please include your name, grade, and school along with your answer.

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Problem of the Week, March 7-11

A novice sailor is out on the ocean, sees the North Star, and measures its
angle above the horizon. His companion notices this action and says: "That
angle is equal to our latitude." Try to convince us that she is right or
that she is wrong.





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