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US First Place in International Math Olympiad! China Drops to Second (Related to Banning of Math Olympiad?)

Congratulations to USA for their First Position in the IMO, a position traditionally held by China! China has been holding the 1st position in the IMO for 21 years. News: Indian-Origin Students Help US Win Math Olympiad After 21 Years … Continue reading

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A Graph Theory Olympiad Question Whose Answer is 1015056

April’s Math Olympiad Question was a particularly tough one, only four people in the world solved it! One from Japan, one from Slovakia, one from Ankara, and one from Singapore! The question starts off seemingly simple enough: In a party … Continue reading

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Is there a set of 2015 consecutive positive integers containing exactly 15 prime numbers?

Check out this intriguing Math Olympiad Number Theory question: Is there a set of 2015 consecutive positive integers containing exactly 15 prime numbers? For instance, the number of primes in the set {1,2,3,…,2014,2015} is 305. This can be computed by … Continue reading

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What are Friedman numbers?

What are Friedman numbers? Watch this video to find out! Most amazing thing is that as numbers get bigger, the likelihood that they are Friedman numbers actually increase! (Friedman numbers have “density one”!) Featured book: First Steps for Math Olympians: … Continue reading

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