Academic journal article ABA Banking Journal

Slight of Mind

Academic journal article ABA Banking Journal

Slight of Mind

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The GRAZING COW puzzle, which appeared in the April issue, was not as simple as it seemed. Actually, it was difficult, and we received only two correct answers as of the dosing date. The first to arrive was from Vane Lucas, senior vice-president, Bank of Oklahoma, Tulsa, who is a puzzle master in his own right, followed by Sonal Singh, vice-president, Corporate Treasury Tech, Bank of America, Charlotte, N.C. Congratulations!!!

Lucas wrote: "This is one of the most complex math problems I have ever worked. It involved equations for: the area of circle, the area of the area of a sector of a circle, the area of a segment of a circle, the general equation for sides of a triangle (c^2=a^2+b^2_2abcosC)."

After combining all of these and then "hitting it with a hammer" via trial and error on one of the angles, I determined that the proper length of the rope on the 2nd day is 20.70 feet, or 1.25 rods.

That should dear it up, (we hope). Now we all know how to make sure Bossy gets her fair share of fresh grass each day!

June's puzzle may also present a challenge. …

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