We invite readers to submit original problems appealing to students and teachers of advanced undergraduate mathematics. Problem proposals must be accompanied by solutions and any bibliographical information that will assist in their review. A problem submitted as a Quickie should have an unexpected, succinct solution. Submitted problems should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. All contributions should be written in a style appropriate for publication in Mathematics Magazine.
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Erratum: The statement of Problem 1989 is incorrect as printed in the February 2016 issue: The expression in the sum defining Sn(a) missing a binomial coefficient. The correct definition is:
The print version of the problem fails to define the matrix entries m(i,j) for i>j. These should also be defined by m(i,j) = a(i)/s(j). We apologize for this mistake.