So you think you can outsmart James?
Here is a problem I created myself:
1.ABS(ab+cd)=? 2.ABS(a+bc+d)=?
What is the answer to the problems above if: a+1=b b+1=c c+1=d
a is a positive, real number.
Here is a math problem taken straight from the Math Counts competition test of 2000:
29x + 31y = 1125
What is x+y where x and y are whole, positive, integers?
(this problem is solveable) If you want to recreate what I went through, do this: 1.Use only a scientific calculator, pencil, and paper. 2. Time yourself for 5 minutes. 3. Use many good luck charms! I gave this problem to 5 math teachers, and only 1 was able to solve it, and even then it took him a day or two.
