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Dear Fellow Brilliant Members and Awesome staff, I would like to ask you all as to how to improve my mathematics skills especially in the topics Algebra, Geometry and Advanced Combinatorics. I am very weak at solving equations and also finding the maxima and minima using algebra. Rather, I would say I am not familiar with them( many level 4 problems are based on these). Brilliant Technique trainer unfortunately doesnt have good material for the above mentioned topics. When it comes to geometry, I am hopeless at proofs and would like to work on them. Combinatorics also is something where I lack a good base in. I would like to know about some resources for the above topics and also methods on how to improve on them and become like most of the Brilliant prodigies here! Thanks.

Note by Krishna Ar
3 years, 7 months ago

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  • Hi! I've seen that you're solving quite a lot of decent rated number theory problems. Though I may be a level 5 in it, I still fuss around with many parts of it. I would like it if you could tell me about the way you study math, resources, etc..not just limited to number theory. BTW, I've followed you back :) @Isaac Jiménez

Krishna Ar - 3 years, 6 months ago

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Thanks for following me back :D @Krishna Ar

Isaac Jiménez - 3 years, 6 months ago

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Well , I search on the internet and in books diferent mathematics topics ( mainly number theory, because I like NT a lot). Usually, when I see a difficult problem of brilliant and I can´t solve it,I study on internet topics or solutions (mainly solutions) of similar problems. But to answer these problems I need to practice a lot.

I study on some books of the OMM (Olimpiada Méxicana de Matemáticas), with old IMO exams and some notes on brilliant(the ones I have read are of @Calvin Lin and @Mursalin Habib ) . Also with some problems of the OMM, I posted two problems which appeared in this olympiad.

Isaac Jiménez - 3 years, 6 months ago

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