Test your mathematical skills with the Problems of the Week from the Spring 2018 issue of Math Matters magazine!

We solved **Problems 1-3**.

Check your solution to **Problem 1.**

Check your solution to **Problem 2.**

Check your solution to **Problem 3.**

You’ve been working on **Problem 4**.

**Problem 4.** In trapezoid PQRS, PQ and SR are perpendicular to PS, PQ < RS and PQ + RS = QR. Given that PS = 20, find the value of PQ * RS.

Check your solution to **Problem 4.**

Was **Problem 4** a chore or a bore? Our final challenge is **Problem 5**!

**Problem 5.** An ellipse in the plane has foci at (20; 19) and (55; 59) and is tangent to the y-axis. What is the length of the major axis of the ellipse?

Check back the first Monday of November for the answer to **Problem 5**!

Published: October 1, 2018