The numbers 1, 2, ... , 10 are to be entered into the 10 boxes shown below, so that each number is used exactly once:

  \(P = (\square + \square + \square + \square + \square)(\square + \square + \square + \square + \square).\)

What is the maximum value of p? What is the minimum value of p?

 Apr 28, 2020

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 Jul 14, 2020

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