Want Free Pizza for the Next 3.14 Years? Solve This Math Problem

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My teachers used to tell me I’d use math later in life. I always thought it was a total crock of baloney.

Until now.

Today, those math skills could win me 3.14 years of free pizza from Pizza Hut.

Here’s what I’m talking about…

How to Win Free Pizza By Doing Math

To celebrate Pi Day, Pizza Hut asked “acclaimed mathematical genius” and Princeton University professor John H. Conway to write three math problems “varying in level of difficulty from high school to Ph.D.”

If you’re the first to solve one of the problems, you could win 3.14 years of free pizza, awarded in the form of a $1,600 Pizza Hut gift card.

The three problems — which immediately made my eyes glaze over — are live on Pizza Hut’s blog. Comments will remain open until 11:59 p.m. EST, after which one winner will be chosen for each problem. 

According to the full rules, the contest is open “to eligible legal residents of the 48 contiguous U.S. and D.C. who are at least 18” and is “void in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico.”

Click here to read the math problems — and get your shot at a whole lot of free pizza pies!

Your Turn: Will you try solving these problems to win free pizza?

Susan Shain, senior writer for The Penny Hoarder, is always seeking adventure on a budget. Visit her blog at susanshain.com, or say hi on Twitter @susan_shain.