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Math and Statistics Lecture Series: The Cow Problem of Narayana Pandita

The Cow Problem of Narayana Pandita, a Fibonacci-like Problem from Fourteenth Century India by Dean Gooch, Santa Rosa Junior College

The Cow Problem of Narayana Pandita involves the growth of a cow population over twenty years. These cows are able to have their own female calves in the fourth year of their life. I will investigate the series solution used to solve this problem by fourteenth century Indian mathematicians and look into finding a recurrence relation to solve this problem. Extensions of this problem will also be examined.

Enjoy tea and cookies at the Math and Statistics Lecture Series every Wednesday at 4 PM.