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**Problem 1:**

Prove that the positive integers $n$ that cannot be written as a sum of $r$ consecutive positive integers, with $r>1$, are of the form $n=2^{l}$ for some $l \geq 0$.

**Problem 2:**

Let $f:(0, \infty) \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be defined by

$$

f(x)=\lim _{n \rightarrow \infty} \cos ^{n}\left(\frac{1}{n^{x}}\right)

$$

(a) Show that $f$ has exactly one point of discontinuity.

(b) Evaluate $f$ at its point of discontinuity.

**Problem 3:**

Let $\Omega={z=x+i y \in \mathbf{C}:|y| \leq 1} .$ If $f(z)=z^{2}+2,$ then draw a

sketch of

$$

f(\Omega)={f(z): z \in \Omega}

$$

Justify your answer.

**Problem 4:**

Let $f: \mathbf{R} \rightarrow \mathbf{R}$ be a twice differentiable function such that

$$

\frac{1}{2 y} \int_{x-y}^{x+y} f(t) d t=f(x), \quad \text { for all } x \in \mathbf{R}, y>0

$$

Show that there exist $a, b \in \mathbf{R}$ such that $f(x)=a x+b$ for all $x \in \mathbb{R}$

**Problem 5:**

A subset $S$ of the plane is called convex if given any two points $x$ and $y$ in $S,$ the line segment joining $x$ and $y$ is contained in $S .$ A quadrilateral is called convex if the region enclosed by the edges of the quadrilateral is a convex set.

Show that given a convex quadrilateral $Q$ of area $1,$ there is a rectangle $R$ of area 2 such that $Q$ can be drawn inside $R$.

**Problem 6:**

For all natural numbers $n$, let

$$

A_{n}=\sqrt{2-\sqrt{2+\sqrt{2+\cdots+\sqrt{2}}}}(n \text { many radicals })

$$

(a) Show that for $n \geq 2$.

$$

A_{n}=2 \sin \frac{\pi}{2^{n+1}}

$$

(b) Hence, or otherwise, evaluate the limit

$\lim_{n \to \infty} 2^{n}A_{n}$

**Problem 7:**

Let $f$ be a polynomial with integer coefficients. Define

$$

a_{1}=f(0), a_{2}=f\left(a_{1}\right)=f(f(0))

$$

and

$$

a_{n}=f\left(a_{n-1}\right) \quad \text { for } n \geq 3

$$

If there exists a natural number $k \geq 3$ such that $a_{k}=0,$ then prove that either $a_{1}=0$ or $a_{2}=0$.

**Problem 8:**

Consider the following subsets of the plane:

$C_{1}=\{(x, y): x>0, y=\frac{1}{x}\}$

and

$C_{2}=\{(x, y): x<0, y=-1+\frac{1}{x}\}$

Given any two points $P=(x, y)$ and $Q=(u, v)$ of the plane, their distance $d(P, Q)$ is defined by

$$

d(P, Q)=\sqrt{(x-u)^{2}+(y-v)^{2}}

$$

Show that there exists a unique choice of points $P_{0} \in C_{1}$ and $Q_{0} \in C_{2}$ such that

$d\left(P_{0}, Q_{0}\right) \leq d(P, Q)$ for all $P \in C_{1}$ and $Q \in C_{2}$

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