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In summary, the conversation discusses the focus and scope of the Problems of the Week (POTW) for university students. It is clarified that the problems are not intended solely for math majors, but for anyone with a background in undergraduate level mathematics. Some of the problems may be challenging, but the community is encouraged to work together and learn from each other's solutions. The conversation also mentions a previous moderator who used to come up with difficult math problems for the POTW, but has since quit due to the amount of work involved.

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Please don't be discouraged -- there are likely to be problems in the near future that you can solve. You can even post partial solutions (with spoiler tags) if you have made reasonable progress but have not figured out how to complete the solution. The community can assist in constructing a full solution. Also, use the opportunity to learn from other solutions learn more mathematics to improve your chances in solving the POTW. I hope this helps!

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The difficulty level of the math problems of the week for university students varies depending on the topic and level of the course. However, they are designed to challenge students and encourage critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Yes, the math problems of the week for university students are usually related to the course material and are meant to reinforce and apply the concepts learned in class.

The frequency of new math problems of the week for university students varies depending on the university and the course. Some universities may have weekly math problems, while others may have bi-weekly or monthly problems.

The grading system for math problems of the week for university students also varies. Some universities may grade them for credit, while others may use them as an optional practice for students.

Collaboration on the math problems of the week for university students may also depend on the university or professor's policy. Some may encourage collaboration and group work, while others may require individual submissions. It is always best to check with the professor for clarification.

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