Friday, May 2, 2014

And the winners are...

The winners of the April Mathville Puzzle are:

  • 1st. place, winner of a $30 gift card to the PVCC Bookstore: Elizabeth Harrison

  • 2nd place, winner of a $15 gift card to The Mermaid Coffee Cart: Sean Corbell

  • 3rd place, winner of a big Hershey's milk chocolate bar: Anne Kinsley

Winners, please pick up your prizes  by Thursday, May 8th at 9 p.m., and please bring your student I.D.

Congratulations to the winners! Thank you to all who played, and please play again next month!

And now for the solution:

 Ms. Versine was asked to choose one of these payment plans:

A.      MV$8000 for the first year, and a raise of MV$1000 per year afterwards; OR

B.      MV$4000 for the first six months, and a raise of MV$250 every six months afterward.

Surprisingly, the best choice is B.

With plan A, Ms. Versine would get MV$1000 added to her salary every year.  With Plan B, she gets $250 added to her salary every six months -- and this makes her salary grow faster, and puts Plan B always ahead of Plan A by $250.  Click on the table below to see how much Ms. Versine would make yearly during the first 5 years.


Join us in May for another Mathville puzzle! 

In the meantime, if you would like another chance at solving a puzzle for a prize, check out the puzzle posted outside of Room 160 in the main building by Mu Alpha Theta, the Math Honors Society.