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Macalester Problems of the Week

Fall 1995

All problems © Copyright 1995,1996 Stan Wagon. Reproduced with permission.

Problems marked [Bicycle #n] appear in the book Which Way Did the Bicycle Go?, a collection of the best 191 Macalester Problems of the Week from 1968 to 1995.

Please don't ask us for answers! Solutions for almost every problem are posted to the mailing list, but at Professor Wagon's request we do not reproduce them here. (Any solutions you see here are my own.) If you can't sleep without knowing the answer to one of these problems, please contact Professor Wagon at

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