Washington State University Math Club Problem Contest

The Math Club at Washington State University and the WSU Department of Mathematics invite all high-school students to answer our contest question. A $20 gift certificate to a bookstore of the winner's choice will be awarded for each of the two most complete solutions. Mail your entry by May 1, 1999 to:

WSU Math Club

Department of Mathematics

Washington State University

Pullman, Washington 99164-3113


Spring 1999 Contest Question

In the plane, let C(r) be the circle of radius r centered at the origin. Find the value of r among the real numbers between 0 and 100 such that C(r) passes through the maximum number of points (a,b) where a and b are both integers.


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