Problem of the Week

WEEK THREE

Solutions due by high noon on Friday, Sept 19.

You are handed a mystery operator, ⊕. This operation (possibly) involves addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, etc, but nothing “high-leveled”. Your goal is to find a general rule for a ⊕ b if we know that 

  • 2 ⊕ 3 = 8
  • 3 ⊕ 7 = 27
  • 4 ⊕ 5 = 32
  • 5 ⊕ 8 = 60
  • 6 ⊕ 7 = 72

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This problem is brought to you by Prof. Dan Look.

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