The Real Y2K Problem (Math Chat)
Library Home || Full Table of Contents || Library Help
|Frank Morgan, MAA Online|
|Solution to the challenge: Every year in the millennium from 2000 to 2999 can be represented as the sum of consecutive integers, except one year. Which year cannot be represented as the sum of consecutive integers? New challenge: Where do you think you should you place two points in a unit square to minimize the average distance in the square to the nearest of the two points? (Guesses welcome. What about more than two points?)|
|Levels:||High School (9-12), College|
|Resource Types:||Problems/Puzzles, Articles|
|Math Topics:||Number Theory|
© 1994- The Math Forum at NCTM. All rights reserved.