# News and Meeting Summaries

# Meeting 03-05-20

# Meeting 02-27-20

Thank you to everyone who made it to our meeting today! We started out with the warm-up problem below, and then spent the rest of the meeting discussing problem B3 from the 2017 Putnam Competition (which is in the attached file).

Warm-up Problem:

Two real numbers are selected independently at random from the interval [-20, 10]. What is the probability that the product of those numbers is greater than zero?

Solution to warm-up problem:...

Read more about Meeting 02-27-20# Meeting 02-20-20

Today we started out with a warm-up problem and then worked on problem A4 from the 2017 Putnam Competition.

Here is the warm-up problem:

A wire is cut into two pieces, one of length a and the other of length b. The piece of length a is bent to form an equilateral triangle, and the piece of length b is bent to form a regular hexagon. The triangle and hexagon have equal area. What is a/b?

The solution to the warm up problem can be found here:...

# Meeting 02-06-20

This was our first meeting of the new semester! We started with a warmup problem. If you would like the solution to this problem, click here.

### Warmup Problem:

A pair of standard 6-sided fair dice is rolled once. The sum of the numbers rolled determines the diameter of a circle. What is the probability that the numerical value of the area of the circle is less than the numerical...

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