## Application of Newton-Raphson: OMO Spring 2018

This year’s OMO included this problem: 13. Find the smallest positive integer for which the polynomial has a real root greater than 1.999. Solution. Equivalently, the polynomial is if is […]

Problems are given over the blog. Solutions are posted about a week later. Problems given in class are under the category “Handouts.”

Sometimes, you may make a combinatorial argument which seems reasonable, but you find that your answer is larger than the correct answer. Here is a problem which may trip you […]