A canine conundrum, or what would Elvis do?

Michael Maltenfort*

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The dog Elvis became famous by finding optimal paths that solve various calculus problems. Not all problems, however, have solutions. By giving an unsolvable problem very similar to those Elvis solved, we provide a reminder that it is necessary to prove, rather than assume, that optimal paths exist.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)106-107
Number of pages2
JournalCollege Mathematics Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Mathematics
  • Education


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