Be sure to read through
all the clues before looking for the boxes so you know what is expected of you.
Clues:
Start in front of the park sign on the corner of Preserve
Parkway and Buckthorn Dr.
1. On Pascal’s Triangle, find the diagonal that includes the time the
park opens and the chapter number for the rules of the park. The next term on
that diagonal will be how many steps you should travel down the path into the
park: _____
2. Look to your right and count the number of soccer goals, the number of
small trees there are along the road (Preserve Parkway) and the number softball
field(s) (to the left).
Soccer goals: A = _____
Small pines: B = _____
Baseball fields: C = _____
**Note: There may be some confusion to the answer for B. Just to be sure,
it should be one more than the number of letters in the name of this location.
Enter the numbers into the quadratic equation Ax^{2
}+ Bx + C = 0 and find the value of the discriminant: _____ Take that many
more steps down the path.
3. You’re doing well! Reward yourself by taking a rest on the yellow bench.
While resting, solve the following for the positive answer to find how
many steps to walk counterclockwise around the woodchips:
x^{2 }+ 58x  120 = 0
While you are on your way around, collect the following information:
D=_____ 

The number of "rockers" (Hint: one is a motorcycle) 



E=_____ 

The number of "diggers". 



F=_____ 

The number of park buildings in the area. 



G=_____ 

The number of fire hydrants in the area. 



H=_____ 

The number of black swings. 



I=_____ 

The number of red swings. 



J=_____ 

The number of red slides. 



K=____ 

The number of different colored poles in the waterworks. 



L=_____ 

The number of yellow benches in the immediate area of the waterworks. 



4. Once you’ve completed this task, rest at the yellow bench directly SE of the
red leafed tree (red maple). While resting take the square root of the closing
time of the water park, and multiply it by x, after solving log_{4}x=1.5.
Take that answer and walk that many steps toward the
Germantown water tower. Then do it again! Walk to the nearest light pole.
Find the number on the base of that pole: M = _____ and the number of
letters in the company that manufactured the light poles: N = ______
5. Return to the bench by the red maple to use all the numbers that you
collected to finish the math you need to do.
To find P = ______, solve for x:
To find Q = ______, add F to the sum of the first eight terms of the arithmetic
sequence which has M as its first term and H as its common difference.
To find R = _______, find t_{45} of the arithmetic
sequence which has J and the first term and (KG) as the common difference.
To find S = _______, find the value of the determinant:
To find the "object", subtract the following matrices and
then decode it using the key:
KEY:
SPACE=0 A=1 B=2 C=3 D=4 E=5 F=6 G=7
H=8 I=9 J=10 K=11 L=12 M=13 N=14 O=15
P=16 Q=17 R=18 S=19 T=20 U=21 V=22
W=23 X=24 Y=25 Z=26
BEFORE RETRIEVING THE BOX, BE SURE NO ONE IS AROUND TO SEE YOU TAKE THE BOX
OUT! DO NOT BRING ATTENTION TO YOURSELF OR THE HIDING LOCATION OF THE BOX!
Now that you're all rested up and have the numbers you need, take a hike to the
top of the hill behind you. Once at the top, position yourself so that one
of the entrances to the park from Preserve Parkway is at a bearing of P degrees
and the other is at a bearing of Q degrees (along a line dividing the hill in
half north to south). Face the "object" and take R steps in that
direction. You should come to a "bridge." Take S steps from the start of
the "bridge". The box is under the large Ohio shaped rock to your right.
Just move the smaller loose stones on its left side to get to the box.
After stamping up, replace the box and the loose stones so the box can’t be
seen, but make it look natural.
Good luck!
