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Challenge!

What's up guys!

Been soooooooooo long since I really used Brilliant. Honestly, I've missed the intellectual stimulation a lot, but my life has changed so I can't always keep some things the same.

But!

I am taking the AMC 10 and maybe 12 just like I do every year. This will be the first year where I have ever not been super ready for the test.

But!

Despite me having forgotten 60-80% of the theorems, tricks, and formulas that I used to cherish and know so well, my mind remains intact!

You guys' challenge: write and submit a document which should in theory bring me up to date on math itself to the best of your ability, such that it is a compilation of all possible formulas, tips, and tricks which may make an appearance on the AMC/AIME!!

For more perspective on what I mean, imagine you woke up the day before a big competition and you had completely forgotten everything you know about math. You still have the same brain and processing ability, but all knowledge was completely cleared. This is what you would want yourself to read!!

What does this mean? Why doesn't this already exist somewhere?

This doesn't exist!!! Trust me (wait maybe don't trust me I haven't done this in a while)! You will find tons and tons of great sites and documents which will contain tons of information, but there is no one single place where you can go to find all information.

The reason for this is probably because "information" such as this cannot be taken out of context, and usually requires hours and hours of foreknowledge and explanation, since mathematical topics have depth and rely on each other.

But!

Because you can assume that I (and hopefully all other people who will certainly benefit from also reading whatever you guys make) have a strong ability to make connections, particularly for me because my brain has already used those paths probably many times before, you can cut the crap.

The winning resource of this challenge is to other resources as rubbing alcohol is to beer.

AKA I don't want it to be at all watered down by tedious explanations. I want you guys to submit hyper-condensed, hyper-expansive, hyper-studiable, hyper-potent guides to math.

I give my word that I will carefully read every single submission that you guys make. In fact, I will probably collect all of the information submitted which I consider relevant and put it into a mega mega resource.

This is what the AMC community needs. Browsing through AoPS, math forums, textbooks, and solutions takes forever and it's extremely inefficient considering the amount of actual knowledge gained.

I hope you guys make this really good! I am so excited to learn everything I forgot and more! Let's do this!

Oh and please, don't fill up a comment with what probably will be a 5-10 page paper! That would be really troll.

Thank you guys so much <3.

Finn Hulse

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10 months, 1 week ago

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Hey Finn, glad to see you're back and that you're excited about math. We definitely need powerhouses like you generating great content on Brilliant (this is especially true for our wiki section). Andrew Ellinor · 10 months, 1 week ago

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Chill fam. Jake Lai · 10 months, 1 week ago

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@Jake Lai Haha I know right. I was way too hype when I wrote this last night. Finn Hulse · 10 months, 1 week ago

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@Jake Lai Yep Mardokay Mosazghi · 10 months, 1 week ago

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Come to CMIMC so we can meet :D Cody Johnson · 8 months ago

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@Cody Johnson I don't have a team! D: Finn Hulse · 8 months ago

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@Finn Hulse Make one! Just bring school mates if anything, it's about fun math not winning. Plus I'll give the fair advice that the first CMIMC will probably be the easiest to win prizes at. Cody Johnson · 8 months ago

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@Cody Johnson My friends are only used to Mathcounts and some AMC... How hard are the problems expected to be? Even though it's not about winning, it wouldn't be worth it to drive that far just to participate in something we can hardly do. Finn Hulse · 8 months ago

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@Finn Hulse check out it at the website i think, anyways i will try also @Cody Johnson Mardokay Mosazghi · 8 months ago

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Have you looked at Coach Monk's high school math competition playbook? It contains material that should be relevant at all levels of high school mathematics in the United States, from AMC 10/12 to USAMO and IMO. However, it's mostly a collection of formulas with minimal explanation, but it seems that is what's desired. http://mathweb.scranton.edu/monks/courses/ProblemSolving/HighSchoolPlaybook.pdf Also, try my problems. I think you'd find them interesting and they're good practice for AMC/AIME (well maybe not but they're still cool). :P Kevin Zhang · 10 months ago

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@Kevin Zhang Thanks bro! I'll check it out when I get back from NYC. Finn Hulse · 10 months ago

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is there calculus in amc? Aditya Kumar · 10 months, 1 week ago

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@Aditya Kumar Nope. Only precalculus concepts, even up to the IMO. Finn Hulse · 10 months, 1 week ago

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Hi , I think I joined Brilliant when you were inactive , so I don't know you well. But still , I think you are quite popular in the community ;P haha Nihar Mahajan · 10 months, 1 week ago

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@Nihar Mahajan Yea, I haven't been active for like a year. Finn Hulse · 10 months, 1 week ago

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Guys good luck and have fun making this! I'm excited to learn and I hope you guys are excited to teach! :D Finn Hulse · 10 months, 1 week ago

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Glad to see that you're back. :D Prasun Biswas · 10 months ago

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Do you like carrots? Agnishom Chattopadhyay · 10 months, 1 week ago

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@Agnishom Chattopadhyay Yes... Wait why? Finn Hulse · 10 months, 1 week ago

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Is that ur selfie? Gautam Sharma · 10 months, 1 week ago

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@Gautam Sharma Long time no see , bro. Nihar Mahajan · 10 months, 1 week ago

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@Nihar Mahajan hi just busy with You-Know-What..LOL Gautam Sharma · 10 months, 1 week ago

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@Nihar Mahajan Ya mate. Finn Hulse · 10 months, 1 week ago

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@Gautam Sharma Yup :D Finn Hulse · 10 months, 1 week ago

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