UNIQA 4WARD
MATH CHALLENGE

About the challenge 

At UNIQA 4WARD we are fascinated by the world of numbers and mathematical phenomenons. With our weekly math challenge we are dedicated to finding mathematical talents that share our passion.


How does it work?

The UNIQA 4WARD MATH CHALLENGE consists of a series of seven weekly challenges with increasing difficulty. The riddles will be published each week on Monday 2pm (starting with the first one on October 14th) and is valid until the following Sunday (midnight). Participants receive points according to correct solutions and time as follows: the first challenge is worth 10 points, second is worth 20 points, third 30 and so on. For the fastest correct solutions of each challenge extra points are awarded: 3 points for the first, 2 points for the second and 1 point for the third correct answer. With each new week we publish both a personal and university ranking on Monday. After the last challenge the top-ranking participants win various awesome prizes (in case of a tie the ranking is done according to speed of the last challenge). Moreover, independent of the ranking, participants can grab quick wins each week which are distributed among the first 10 correct solutions.


Am I allowed to participate?

You are studying mathematics, statistics, actuarial science or a related field? If yes, you’re good to go. There are no age or other restrictions for participating at the UNIQA 4WARD MATH CHALLENGE.


REMARK: Everybody is allowed to participate in the Challenge. Main prizes are reserved for students outside UNIQA. Quick wins are reserved for participants outside UNIQA.

How do I take part?

It's easy! You only need your mail address, your name and the name of your university. Just go to the Challenge of the week fill out your details and submit your answer. As soon as you've submitted your answer you are participating in the challenge and listed in our official ranking. If you submit more than one answer we only count the first one. 


What can I win?

The top prizes for our current UNIQA 4WARD MATH CHALLENGE are:


  1. iPad

  2. GoPro Camera                   

  3. AirPods   

Quick wins: 10 drinking vouchers for the first 10 correct solutions. 


CHALLENGE OF THE WEEK

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Challenge #2 "Logic raQoons"

There are four raQoons lined up as showed below. There is a wall in-between raQoon 1 and raQoon 2. RaQoon 3 is standing behind raQoon 2, and raQoon 4 is standing behind raQoon 3.

The tails of the raQoons will be dyed either in Austrian or Slovak colors.


Every raQoon is looking in the direction of the wall and can see therefore raQoons tails in front of it (raQoon 4 sees the tails of raQoon 2 and 3), but no one can look over the wall. No raQoon sees its own tail.

The raQoons (which are hilarious logicians by the way) are told, that:

  • There are two raQoons which have Slovak dyed tails, and two raQoons with Austrian dyed tails
  • The raQoon which is 100% sure which color its tail has, can call out and earn a cookie. No guessing allowed!

Which of the raQoons will be the lucky one to receive a cookie after a while?


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We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.



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