Present Dei Puzzler challenges with both math and language

March’s Present Dei Puzzlers:

Problem 1:


Fill in the blank in each row with a word to form a common phrase, name, or compound word with the word preceding and following it.

For example, given DANCE _____ WAX, the missing word is FLOOR, forming DANCE FLOOR and FLOOR WAX.

Moreover, the five missing words when considered together lead to something famous. What are the words and what do they clue?

1. FIRE ___________ WRESTLE
2. TRIPLE __________  PRINCE
3. BLOW _____________ SONG
4. CLEANING __________GAGA
5. PEARL ___________ MASTER

Problem 2:

THE 300

Start with the integers from 1 to 300.

  1. How many of the numbers are divisible by 3, 4, or both?
  2. What is the sum of the numbers you found in part a?

Each part is worth money!

Legal details:  Participation is open to all students, faculty, and staff.  First winning answer for each question wins $5.  You only need to answer one problem to win. The first student to submit the correct answer(s) to either John Stradley, moderator of The Present Dei Online News Source, or to Dan or Sue White, Math Department, on or before March 14, 2019, will win $5.  Email submissions are acceptable, and hand-delivered submissions will be time-stamped.  In the event that no student submits the correct answer, the prize will be awarded to the first faculty or staff member who submitted the correct answer.  If no correct answer is submitted by the closing date, the cash prize is forfeit.  The Present Dei staff members are eligible to participate, as the monthly answer is not provided to the staff until the correct answer has been submitted.  Collaboration is acceptable; however, multiple prizes will not be awarded.  Winner will be announced and cash prize will be awarded upon the posting of the next Present Dei Puzzler.

The Present Dei Online News Source extends its congratulations to winners of the February Present Dei Puzzler:  junior Abraham Garcia (word puzzle), faculty/staff members Sam McGrath, Karen Chambers, Molly Fruland (word puzzle), Angelle Roussel (math puzzle), and Fr. George Teodoro (both puzzles).

.The Present Dei Online News Source moderator, editors, and staff offer their appreciation to Dan and Sue White, Present Dei Puzzlemasters and longtime supporters of the publication.

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