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Welcome to MATH Magazine’s Numbers in the News! Each week we'll post a math question based on a current news story. Read and solve the question.

If you like, enter your answer in the Comments section. The first person to answer the question correctly has the honor of being our “Winner of the Week.” (We’ll reveal that person, and the correct answer, in that question’s Comments the following week.)

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This Year Is #1!

Happy new year! The new year began on Saturday, January 1, 2011, also written as 1-1-11. The last time a date was written this way was 100 years ago, on January 1, 1911. How many more times this year will a date (written as month-date-last 2 digits of year) be made up entirely of ones? What are those dates?

Indian Paintbrush Elementary School, Laramie, Wyoming


1-11-11- January 11

11-1-11- November 1

11-11-11- November 11

It will happen three more times!

1-11-11

11-1-11

11-11-11

Congrats to Kathleen M from Indian Paintbrush School, you are our winner of the week! (And since it is just after the holidays we also salute Miss L for also submitting the correct answer!)

The caption contest for this photo is closed.