MATC Mathematics Club
Lecture #129

Madison Area Technical College
Madison, Wisconsin

Fall 2013 Presentation #129 (Octoberber 18, 2013)

Professor Norb Kuenzi, UW-Oshkosh

"Sums of Consecutive Odd Numbers"

Abstract: Which positive integers can be written as a sum of consecutive odd numbers? We will explore this question and see if we can find some interesting results. Perhaps, we will find some conjectures to explore, we may prove some conjectures, we may find easy problems and hard problems.

Biography: Norbert J. Kuenzi Professor Ph.D. (1969); University of Iowa Research Interest: Probability

Previous Lectures: (The Birthday Problem and Beyond) , (A Historical Look at the Car-and-Goats Problem)(#85 What are Trapezoidal Numbers?)(#74 "The Tower of Hanoi Puzzle"), (#7"Some Binary Curiosities") , (#43"How many Coconuts?--The Famous Monkey, Sailors, and Coconuts Problem") , (#63"Some (Sum) Numerical Curiosities for 2007"), (#16 "Two men thinking about math recreations")



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