Mathematics Honor Problems

Try as few or as many as you wish. You must show all your work neatly and explain every detail of your reasoning. If you want to submit any (1 or more of them), please bring or send your work to:


The deadline for submitting solutions is October 1, 2010. Please include a mailing address, and also write the most advanced mathematics course you have had.

There will be various prizes given in the Fall of 2010.

Problems 1 to 40 (pdf)
Problems 41 to 100 (pdf)

Suitably problems for students based on the courses taken:

If you have had this course Suitable Problems at that level
MA 115 (or higher) 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 26, 88, 91, 92
MA 150 Precalculus (or higher) 27, 29, 36, 39, 96
MA 151 Calculus 1 (or higher) 22-25, 33-35, 37, 38, 44, 70, 74-79, 81, 82, 87
MA 152 Calculus 2 (or higher) 31, 40-43, 45-69, 71-73, 80, 83-86, 95
MA 275 Discrete Math 13, 15, 17, 32
If you know conditional probability pretty well 20, 21
MA 150 Precalculus (or higher) 27, 29, 36, 39, 96
Other Problems (Open to anyone),but some are difficult 1, 3, 7, 8, 10-12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 28, 30, 89, 90, 93, 94, 97-100

Of course, anyone may try any of the problems. These are just suggestions.