Well, it’s been a million years since the last post, but I’ll spare any readers the doleful reasons. I’m trying to figure out how to be self-disciplined with my writing and learning, so hopefully this summer sees many more posts.
But for now I thought I’d share a little problem that I saw today. This summer I’m an adviser to a group of high school students who are taking college classes. A student in a college algebra type course showed me this “bonus” question on the bottom of his quiz:
Find the sum, .
I won’t spoil your fun by posting a solution, but I encourage you to do so. I’m definitely interested in different solution methods on this one.