This post continues my effort to write solutions, aimed at students, to the problems on this year’s Putnam exam. Here is problem B1:

## On 2012 Putnam Problem B1

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This post continues my effort to write solutions, aimed at students, to the problems on this year’s Putnam exam. Here is problem B1: