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Problem of the Week — 9/24/2010


Problem of the Week —  9/24/2010

At Gamesville High, students love their clubs. While 20% of the children in the Hex Club are also members of the Backgammon Club, 80% of children in the Backgammon Club are also members of the Hex Club. The Backgammon Club has 35 children. The question:  how many children are in the Hex Club?

To get the honor of being put into the Winner’s Circle, you need to get the correct answer and show how you arrived at it.

Please write your answers as comments on the blog post. Or alternatively, you can send it as an email to me:  josh@SingingTurtle.com

I will post the answer and name the five who make it to the Winner’s Circle on Monday.

P.S.:   Hex is a great board game, invented by two mathematicians. If you’d like to read a post about it, go here:

https://mathchat.wordpress.com/2010/01/27/play-a-game-meet-john-nash/

Screenshot from the program GNU Backgammon (Fr...

Backgammon, Image via Wikipedia

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