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Congratulations to Math Awareness Month contest winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the Math Awareness Month contest!

The competition, to mark April as Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month, was open to staff and students.

The contest:

  • LeBron and Adele play Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock tentimes.
  • There are no ties in the games.
  • The order of the games is unknown.
  • LeBron uses paper once, scissors six times, lizard once, Spock once, and rock once.
  • Adele uses Spock four times, scissors four times, and paper twice.

Scissors cuts paper, paper covers rock, rock crushes lizard, lizard poisons Spock, Spock smashes scissors, scissors decapitates lizard, lizard eats paper, paper disproves Spock, Spock vaporizes rock, and rock crushes scissors.

All the correct entries were numbered, and a random number generator was used to pick two student and two staff winners. Each will receive a “Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock” cap and game.

The student winners are William Bosch and Grace Veeneman, and the staff winners are Debra Davis and Douglas Heintzleman.

The solution:

LeBron won 4 games.

Adele won 6 games.

LeBron: scissors vs. Adele: Spock  (winner: Adele)          Spock smashes scissors

LeBron: scissors vs. Adele: Spock  (winner: Adele)          Spock smashes scissors

LeBron: scissors vs. Adele: Spock  (winner: Adele)          Spock smashes scissors

LeBron: scissors vs. Adele: Spock  (winner: Adele)          Spock smashes scissors

LeBron: scissors vs. Adele: paper   (winner: LeBron)        scissors cuts paper

LeBron: scissors vs. Adele: paper   (winner: LeBron)        scissors cuts paper

LeBron: paper vs. Adele: scissors   (winner Adele)            scissors cuts paper

LeBron: rock   vs. Adele: scissors   (winner: LeBron)        rock crushes scissors

LeBron: lizard vs. Adele: scissors   (winner Adele)            scissors decapitates lizard

LeBron: Spock vs. Adele: scissors  (winner LeBron)         Spock smashes scissors        

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