This is the Leader Board for Mathathon 2020 and will be updated every Saturday.

 Position Name Points 1. Siddharth Chakravarty 98 2. Páll Marton 113 3. Zakir Husain 164 4. Hamza Anushath 127 5. Mahdi Raza 141 6. Lorenz.W 243 7. Abhinandan Shrimal 147 8. Jeff Giff 179 9. Alak Bhattacharya 89 10. Elijah L 168 11. Feng Li 70

Note by A Former Brilliant Member
1 year, 1 month ago

This discussion board is a place to discuss our Daily Challenges and the math and science related to those challenges. Explanations are more than just a solution — they should explain the steps and thinking strategies that you used to obtain the solution. Comments should further the discussion of math and science.

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• Use the emojis to react to an explanation, whether you're congratulating a job well done , or just really confused .
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• Try to contribute something new to the discussion, whether it is an extension, generalization or other idea related to the challenge.

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Before the competition: Anonymous at 1st place

After the competition: Anonymous last place xD

- 1 year, 1 month ago

LOL, we are steadily approaching 50 participants, tough race ahead Anonymous :)

- 1 year, 1 month ago

No, I will come last!

- 1 year ago

Who is behind the fool???No one,I will come last!!

Yes you will! It is your nickname.

- 1 year ago

# The highest current score person's name will go in the first box, where the current leader will be updated frequently

Hello, @Percy Jackson?

- 1 year, 1 month ago

Done, Yajat! Sorry, im late, i was having lunch.

- 1 year, 1 month ago

What's the first question? So eager...

- 1 year, 1 month ago

6th July, didn't you read the start date?

- 1 year, 1 month ago

I know but I am so eager to do it!

Plus, you have inspired me to do something similar...

- 1 year, 1 month ago

Thanks, i thought it would be a good ideA

- 1 year, 1 month ago

Alright, you can't give me the first question but can you give all participants the name of the question?

- 1 year, 1 month ago

- 1 year, 1 month ago

There are so many na

- 1 year, 1 month ago

That's because of the hint for Monday's question - see above comment.

We need $25$ participants for the hint and we got $17$.

- 1 year, 1 month ago

We keep getting more, twomore came in i think

- 1 year, 1 month ago

Meaning $19$ out of $25$

- 1 year, 1 month ago

Of course!

- 1 year, 1 month ago

Already got the creator of pizza boxes problem and @Marvin Kalngan...

- 1 year, 1 month ago

$21$ out of $25$...

- 1 year, 1 month ago

@Yajat Shamji, I posted the sneakpeek in the Mathathon rules and stuff note :)

- 1 year, 1 month ago

@Yajat Shamji - We've hit $25$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- 1 year, 1 month ago

Yeah! I've read it but not too keen on volume and geometry, though - that may be my downfall...

- 1 year ago

We've hit 30.....Now,there will be more explanations

- 1 year, 1 month ago

@Jeff Giff, @Yajat Shamji, I would request you both to please delete all these comments as it would make it hard for me to find someone who actually has a query or needs help. You can create a note for planning all this and do this stuff there. Thank you for understanding.

OK

- 1 year ago

Thank you so much, If you need any help in your BRILLIATHON, I'm open :) It sounds great! I'll be looking forward to participating in it.

@Percy Jackson,i am not posting solution to warmup problems.Will it reduce my points???Thanks in advance.

No, it won't affect your points, its just a practice kind-of-thing to understand the basics. And your solution for the 1st sample question is Awesome! Your points will matter from 6th July, when the contest starts :)

Ok and thanks for appreciation

@Percy Jackson is the leaderboard updated?

- 1 year ago

Updating now......

Please remove my name, I don't like the way points are given, and the time problems are posted. I have a lot of school work, and I can't write solutions at the exact time the problem is posted, because I can't have the site open at every time. Sorry, if this comment looks bad.

- 1 year ago

Ok, your loss, so long @Vinayak Srivastava!

No I won't be at a loss, I will try your problems for sure! I will at least learn something.

- 1 year ago

Hmm... you said you'd come last...

- 1 year ago

But now you won't even have a place

- 1 year ago

@Percy Jackson,i want to left,because my school work is increased by two times and also,i have some backlog.

K bye @Kriti Kamal School is obviously more important :)

Yes,i will post the solutions to your question,when i complete my school work and backlog of jee preparation.

Yours-two times Mine-four times :(

- 1 year ago

I never completed my home work before class 10 th,but this year school directly complains to my father

never completed homework, LOL that sounds like me, but I actually do complete my homework.........................although very late as in i submit at end of the year :)

No,i simply make excuses on submittion date which happens on the last date of every month or bunk the class and the adminstration system of my school is very poor which helps me a lot:-P.but,due to corona they provide online classes and are directly in the contact of my parents:-(.

@Percy Jackson, can you give me my scores? Problem 1 and 2

- 1 year ago

I'm kind of in the middle of something...........................as in I'm sleeping..................................but my phone's notifications won't stop................................................ I wonder why?

LOL, kidding I'm on the bed but not sleeping, I'll try to do it, but the oldies haven't taken down their reports yet, and its annoying

Bro, just cool down

BRILLIANT staff needs some time to remove the reports made by @Alak Bhattacharya

Just chill out till then @Percy Jackson

- 1 year ago

@Percy Jackson i really have a bit of a bad news here: my exams are starting from today so unfortunately i wont be able to participate :(

i guess u should remove my name from the leaderboard

wish i was a demigod like u

then i wouldnt have to sit for exams ;p

- 1 year ago

Yes, instead you'd have to battle monsters and your whole life would basically be about trying not to die @Kumudesh Ghosh

Hey, @Percy Jackson, where do you live

Do you actually live in the USA, or somewhere else?

What is the time zone used there?

- 1 year ago

Alaska, the time there is a bit different than normal US, and nights there are awesome so I don't sleep at night, I sleep late and wake up late in the morning :) @Hamza Anushath

YOU DONT LIVE IN FLORIDA? HOW DO U ATTEND CAMP HALF BLOOD THEN?

- 1 year ago

YES, I WAS WONDERING THE SAME THING. HOW DO YOU ATTEND CAMP HALF BLOOD IF YOU ARE IN "ALASKA"!?!

- 1 year ago

I have learnt vapour travel after lot of training :) @Kumudesh Ghosh

Gods can't teleport me coz its the land beyond gods, but I like it there :) @Hamza Anushath

# Everyone, I understand that due to the timezone difference, some of you have lost points unnecassarily and that was an unplanned mistake by me, so to make up for it, the Impossible problem has no time points and it also has a 2x multiplier, which can help you make for the lost points, may the smartest Mathathoner win!

$\uparrow \uparrow \uparrow \uparrow \uparrow \uparrow$ @Jeff Giff, @Jeff tian, @Hamza Anushath Timezone problem fixed, what do you guys think??

Thanks a lot Andrew! @Percy Jackson

Hope Anna is all fine and good!

- 1 year ago

Andrew : No problem! We're fine! All the best!

Anna : Hope you are fine too Hamza! Lock down is turning out to be fun, lots of free time for fun.