# Problem of the Month

First, **the rules**: You must work alone or with a single partner. You may not use any external resources such as the internet, *Maple*, *Mathematica*, your computer, etc. You may, however, use books that physically exist on paper. (Computers may be used to type solutions if you wish, but handwritten solutions are welcome.) Submit solutions (including a careful justification of your answer) to Prof. Mitch Keller in Robinson Hall 206 or Beedle Hinely in Robinson Hall 113A. Write your name(s) and the date and time of submission on your paper before turning it in. Each month's problem list has a designated deadline (generally noon on the last day of classes in the month).

Second, **the prizes**: You are encouraged to turn in problems one-by-one as you solve them. The first five students to correctly solve at least one problem will receive a prize of $1. The grand prize winner is the first student/team of students to submit correct solutions to all of the month's problems. The grand prize is a $25 Main Street Lexington gift certificate usable at most of the fine eateries and shops in Downtown Lexington. (Occasionally, if no one receives the grand prize for a particular month, the next month's problems may contain a hint in exchange for a lower prize.)