Eighty area students competed in the 2018 Challenge 24 Mathematics Contest held Saturday, April 14, at St. Bonaventure University.
The contest is hosted each year by the university’s Department of Mathematics and is directed by Angela Colomaio.
There were 80 students from eight schools attending this year. The participating schools included Allegany-Limestone Middle School, Hinsdale, Olean Intermediate-Middle School, Walsh/Southern Tier Catholic School, Austin, Allegany-Limestone Elementary, East View Elementary, and Washington West Elementary.
Challenge 24 is a game in which contestants are presented with four numbers between 1 and 9. The object is to combine the numbers, using each number exactly once, to produce an answer of 24. Any of the standard arithmetic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division) may be used as needed, perhaps more than once, to get the result.
Medals were awarded to the first-, second- and third-place students in each grade. They were:
First Place: Lokesh Anumalasetty (East View)
Second Place: Natalie Snyder (Washington West)
Third Place: Calleigh Passmore (Hinsdale)
First Place: Tanish Patro (Olean)
Second Place: Madison Honeck (Allegany-Limestone)
Third Place: Noah Ard (Hinsdale)
First Place: Vincent LaBella (Allegany-Limestone)
Second Place: Adhya Rajkumar (Allegany-Limestone)
Third Place: Caleb Strade (Allegany-Limestone)
First Place: Sughosh Kondur (Allegany-Limestone)
Second Place: Riti Anumalasetty (Olean)
Third Place: Connor Ellison (Allegany-Limestone)
First Place: Jacob Hooftallen (Austin)
Second Place: Keaton Shupe (Austin)
Third Place: Andrew Forrest (Allegany-Limestone)
For more about the 24 Game and St. Bonaventure’s Challenge 24 Competition, please visit http://www.sbu.edu/challenge24.
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