Sunday, June 1, 2014

First of June Quickie Math Challenge

Update-- One correct solution submitted thus far. 
Deadline for submission is 6-2-14 Mon nite 9 pm (EDT).
This problem is appropriate for your Algebra 1/2 students.

For you or your Algebra students...
If a,b are positive integers greater than 1 and b^a=2^12 then
(a) what is the largest possible value of b?
(b) list all possible values of b
You or your students can respond with answers using the new Blogger Contact Form. Pls include names, school, state if applicable. I'll acknowledge all replies but only publish names of correct respondents who post by 9 pm (EDT) tomorrow 6-2. (up to the first million names!)

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