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When learning the intuition behind definite integration, calculus students often learn how to find the area under a curve by using a Riemann sum.
Ever thought of batting in cricket as a life and death struggle against hostile forces? It always seemed that way when I batted anyway.
Well you might be more accurate than you think in looking at it that way.
An enclosure of length $1$ unit is constructed around two adjoining walls of unlimited length. It is made of $n \geq 2$ straight sections, referred to as an $n$-enclosure, designed so as to maximise the enclosed area $A_n(\omega)$, where $\omega \leq \pi$ is the angle formed by the walls.
Competition Winners - Senior Division
Seyoon Ragavan Knox Grammar School 1st prize
Competition Winners - Junior Division
Richard Gong Sydney Grammar School 1st prize
Junior Division - Problems and Solutions
Solutions by Denis Potapov, UNSW Australia.
Q1481 Prove that if the denominator $q$ of a fraction $p/q$ is the number consisting of $n$ digits, all equal to $9$, and if $p$ is less than $q$, then $p/q$ can be written as a repeating decimal in which the repeating part has length $n$ and contains the digits of $p$, preceded by a sufficien