Saturday, October 18, 2014

And the winners are ...

Thank you to all of you who played the October Mathville puzzle! As you know, we draw winners from those entries who include both a correct answer and an explanation, so everyone who sent in a correct answer and an explanation has an equal chance to win.  This month we picked six winners.

The winners of the October Mathville puzzle are:

1st place, each receiving a $30 gift card to the PVCC Bookstore:

Sarah Johnson
Madellyne Waugh

2nd place, each receiving a $15 gift card to the Mermaid coffee cart:

Samuel Riddle
Robert Porter

3rd place, each receiving a big Hershey's milk chocolate bar:

Nicholas LaRosa
Ashley London

Congratulations to the winners!

Winners must pick up their prizes by Friday, October 24th at 4 p.m., or they forfeit their prizes. Prizes must be picked up in person. Please present your student I.D.

And now for the solution to the October puzzle.

In order to find a matching pair of hoop earrings, Area Baseten would have to pull a minimum of three  individual earrings.   There were only two kinds of earrings in the drawer, so whichever two she pulled first, the third one would match one of them, thus ensuring a matching pair.

Please play again next month!