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# Help! Help! Math Help!

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, 4 months ago

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@Satvik Golechha -Whoa!!!! That was so much in 2-3 days!!! How did you learn so much? You solved 5 level 4-5 geo problems and posted a super tricky dioophantine!!! How did you,.....Please...tell me · 3 years, 2 months ago

@Krishna Ar That actually was too much for 2-3 days....... I made great guesses in 20 level 4-5 in geometry, and I got 4 correct...... and 2 of them had the same answer :D BTW d'you know how to solve diophantines? Is there a specific method? · 3 years, 2 months ago

My dear Satvik : @Satvik Golechha -I actually am slowly building up on things. I totally don't know about Diophantines (I can guess solutions using Mr.Euclid though :P),I think you're well aware about it since u've posted a super-hard problem on it!!!! ...And wait- How are you so evasive and always like- Out of 20 guesses got 4-5 right- too undeprlaying right?? · 3 years, 2 months ago

My dear Krishna : @Krishna Ar I do not know even the definition of Diophantines, it just happened that a teacher gave such a question in the class.... And I am not being anything evasive.... I literally got 4 out of 20 guesses right. ><_))I · 3 years, 2 months ago

:P- K FIne..But i still can't believe that you solve so many problem by luck -_- · 3 years, 2 months ago

@Satvik Golechha My friends in school also don't believe it! :D · 3 years, 2 months ago

Of course @Satvik Golechha - because they know that you're genius!!! · 3 years, 2 months ago

I am nothing in front of the students I'm studying with. @Krishna Ar Let me tell you AAMOF that I was not even selected in NMTC stage 1, while 20 students were.... · 3 years, 2 months ago

AAMOF? You've learnt a quite lot in these few days and are solving too many awesome problems, especially inequalitites and calculus @Satvik Golechha · 3 years, 2 months ago

Our teacher has started teaching inequalities, so I'm trying em'..... @Krishna Ar · 3 years, 2 months ago

Hmm...they do teach you quite a lot of extra's/// and only started and you tried and solved so many....wondrous!!! · 3 years, 2 months ago

@Krishna Ar Actually, they had ended inequalities, but I thought that was the starting... :D (Now you don' make anythin' o' it.) · 3 years, 2 months ago

Why don't you try,like and reshare my new problem? I do hope its easy as well as interesting. How are preps for Olys'? · 3 years, 2 months ago

@Kartica Modi - Hi! Thanks for following me! I'd like to know how you learn algebra and number theory. You've recently hit level 5 in number theory and apart from that solve real tough problems in algebra. ( Eg- that geometrical inequality), so how do you know all this at 14? How did you go about learning this? I hope you check your email! ;) Thanks and look forward too your reply · 3 years, 3 months ago

@Aneesh Kundu -Hi! Sorry for tagging you here and I apologize if you didn't like it. I saw that off-late you've been solving a lot of geometry level 3 and 4 problems. And, you're of my age too. Thus I would request you to kindly help me improve my geometry skills. I see that you could help me out with the topics that I need to learn to get going. AFAIK, Geometry is never dealt with in detail in school curricula , so I would also like to know how you have such an indepth knowledge of this subject. Thanks in advance. Hope you would reply :) · 3 years, 3 months ago

The only way to learn geometry is by trying for hours and hours, being driven to the edge of insanity(I've been doing that for the last one year). Apply all the weird theorems u can, try all your imagination and at last try to think like the one who set the question and find that one thing that examiner wants u to find in order to solve the question. Working backwards can help a lot in proving questions. By the way kartica modi and I study in the same class(10th) and go to the same coaching.

Sorry for my late reply. · 3 years ago

Yes, are the resources to learn combinactorics and number-theory · 3 years, 4 months ago

? Is this an answer or a question? Can you suggest me some resources for algebra, geometry and combinatorics? · 3 years, 4 months ago

Sorry, For Geometry I use Wikipedia and wolfram alpha to study new concepts and learn proofs.And what do you use to learn number-theory I am so bad at number theory.Any suggestions? · 3 years, 4 months ago

@Mardokay Mosazghi - Please tell me as to how you use WA to learn geometry. How do you in general learn geometry? I consider it to be the weakest part of my math...pl rply · 3 years, 3 months ago

Oh La La! You're a level 5 in geometry....How?????? · 3 years, 4 months ago

Ok...number theory is one of my favourite branches of math...I just picked it up from random problems. I still am not that good at manipulating congruences. May I know how Wolfram Alpha is used? And what is the secret to your super-good physics? I'm currently reading a book ( Indian)- called " Numbers and fun with them" which has a good dose of number theory infused in it and otherwise I just learn from solving problems and...my level 5 in number theory was not sheerly the result of effort :P · 3 years, 4 months ago

Also for physics just read the concepts and use exercise book and since you have the internet I use physicsgalaxy.com which is great because it starts with the basics and teaches you advanced parts.I am not that good at physics but I use mostly wikepedia to learn new stuff searching and surfing I guess, can you suggest any book for number theory.Also what greade are you in? · 3 years, 4 months ago

@Mardokay Mosazghi - Hey! You're a level 5 in Algebra ....so you must be able to tell me as to how to improve my algebra...websites/books/resources of any kind are welcome. And also don't forget to answer as to how to use WA in geometry ( u said u use it so). Thanks :) · 3 years, 4 months ago

Ok...Book for number theory...sorry I don't know..but If I use one and have found it useful.. I shall let you know...What about algebra resources? And how do you exactly use Wolfram Alpha for geometry?...I am a year younger to you · 3 years, 4 months ago

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