Volume 22
, Issue 1

1986

The ephemeral nature of fame is one lesson to be drawn from the life of Edmond Halley (1656-1742).

All the predictions are that Halley's comet in 1986 will not be the heavenly spectacle that it was in 1910.

Parking a car constitutes a bad dream for some drivers.

Acts of Parliament are allowed to contain words but not mathematical formulas.

March 4/5 were the dates for the 1986 Australian Mathematics Olympiad.

In this issue we consider some problems in the applications of mathematics found in the 1985 3 unit and 4 unit papers.

Q.660 A jailer walks $n$ times past a row of $n$ cells walking always from left to right.

Q.636 In the play off match for the chess club championship between the three players who had finished level after the preliminary tournament, each pair played the same number of games.