Math Challenge Problem
The Math Challenge problem has returned to UNC's School of Mathematical Sciences! This is a problem that everyone is welcomed to try their hand at. New problems twice a month.
April Challenge 1
You enter a room to find three large chests. A wizard tells you that one chest is empty, one is filled with treasure, and one has a deadly, mathematician-eating snake inside that will surely devour you if you open that chest. You notice that each chest has an inscription. You know that the inscription on the treasure chest is true and the inscription on the snake chest is false (the remaining chest's inscription could be true or false). The inscriptions read:
- Chest 3 is empty
- The snake is in chest 1
- Tis chest is empty
The Challenge: Which chest contains the treasure, and which chest contains the snake?
Submit solutions to Ross 2239G or by email to email@example.com.
Deadline: Friday, April 18
Win PRIZES! A winner will be randomly selected from all correct answers received for each challenge problem to receive a fun math prize of his or her choice.
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