High School Challenge




Plead The Fifth



844,596,301 is the fifth power of 61. The result can be verified by using a calculator or software. Explain another way (besides multiplying by hand 61x61x61x61x61) to show this is true.


Correct Solutions:


  1. Xingji Zheng. Abby Senior SS, Abbotsford, BC, Canada
  2. Scott Wessels. Granite Hills HS, El Cajon, CA
  3. Mark Anderson. Cape Central HS, Cape Girardeau, MO
  4. Justin Lam. College Park HS, Pleasant Hill, CA
  5. Ben Campbell. Napean HS, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  6. Ranen Ghosh. Spruce Creek HS, Port Orange, FL
  7. Michelle Simmons. Oviedo HS, Oviedo FL
  8. Lisa Ludescher. Imlay City HS, Imlay City , MI
  9. Ken Scheiwe. New Trier HS, Wilmette, IL
  10. Stephen Causey. Belleview HS, Belleview, FL
  11. Yang Liu. Davis HS, Davis, CA
  12. Prince Tanvir, Chrishtopher Columbus HS, Bronx, NY
  13. Murat Budak. Dortyol Meslek Yuksekokulu, Hatay, Dortyol, Turkey
  14. Tyler Henriksen. Arlington HS, Arlington, SD
  15. Casey Steffensen. Arlington HS, Arlington, SD
  16. Jill Jensen. Arlington HS, Arlington, SD
  17. Kristi Neilson. Arlington HS, Arlington, SD
  18. Joel Odland. Arlington HS, Arlington, SD
  19. Wayne Zuiderhof. Arlington HS, Arlington, SD
  20. Tom Rank. Arlington HS, Arlington, SD
  21. Allan Rodgers. Madisonville-North Hopkins HS, Madisonville, KY
  22. Bella Voldman. Brookline HS, Brookline, MA
  23. Ted Matherly. Center For Arts and Sciences, Saginaw, MI
  24. Ross Campbell. Nepean HS, Ontario, Canada
  25. Chad Fugate. Madisonville North Hopkins HS, Madisonville, KY
  26. Wes Ramey. Madisonville North Hopkins HS, Madisonville, KY
  27. Shyronn Brinkley. Madisonville North Hopkins HS, Madisonville, KY
  28. Cheri Murphy. Madisonville North Hopkins HS, Madisonville, KY
  29. Brittany Moore. Madisonville North Hopkins HS, Madisonville, KY
  30. Bruce Chou. Spruce Creek HS, Port Orange , FL
  31. Sean Tabacsko. Center for The Arts and Sciences, Saginaw, MI
  32. Toccara Maytrott. Merritt Island HS, Merritt Island, FL
  33. Jason Dismore. Merritt Island HS, Merritt Island, FL
  34. Kathryn Larson. Oviedo HS, Oviedo, FL