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 Percy Jackson
2 months, 3 weeks 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.

When posting on Brilliant:

• Use the emojis to react to an explanation, whether you're congratulating a job well done , or just really confused .
• Ask specific questions about the challenge or the steps in somebody's explanation. Well-posed questions can add a lot to the discussion, but posting "I don't understand!" doesn't help anyone.
• 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

- 2 months, 3 weeks ago

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

- 2 months, 3 weeks ago

No, I will come last!

- 2 months, 3 weeks ago

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

- 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Yes you will! It is your nickname.

- 2 months, 3 weeks ago

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

- 2 months, 1 week ago

Hello, @Percy Jackson?

- 2 months, 3 weeks ago

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

- 2 months, 3 weeks ago

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

- 2 months, 3 weeks ago

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

- 2 months, 3 weeks ago

I know but I am so eager to do it!

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

- 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks, i thought it would be a good ideA

- 2 months, 3 weeks ago

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

- 2 months, 3 weeks ago

- 2 months, 3 weeks ago

There are so many na

- 2 months, 3 weeks ago

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

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

- 2 months, 3 weeks ago

We keep getting more, twomore came in i think

- 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Meaning $19$ out of $25$

- 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Of course!

- 2 months, 3 weeks ago

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

- 2 months, 3 weeks ago

$21$ out of $25$...

- 2 months, 3 weeks ago

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

- 2 months, 3 weeks ago

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

- 2 months, 3 weeks ago

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

- 2 months, 3 weeks ago

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

- 2 months, 3 weeks ago

@Kriti Kamal - 31 to be precise

btw my cousin sister's name is also Kriti

- 2 months, 3 weeks ago

But,i am not a girl..yes,the name is girlish:-).

- 2 months, 3 weeks ago

oh............ that's why you said that your crush was a 'her'. LOL

- 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Yes😂

- 2 months, 3 weeks ago

LOL XD

- 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Lol

- 2 months, 3 weeks 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.

- 2 months, 3 weeks ago

OK

- 2 months, 3 weeks 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.

- 2 months, 3 weeks ago

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

- 2 months, 3 weeks ago

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 :)

- 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Ok and thanks for appreciation

- 2 months, 3 weeks ago

@Percy Jackson is the leaderboard updated?

- 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Updating now......

- 2 months, 3 weeks ago

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.

- 2 months, 1 week ago

Ok, your loss, so long @Vinayak Srivastava!

- 2 months, 1 week ago

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

- 2 months, 1 week ago

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

- 2 months ago

But now you won't even have a place

- 2 months ago

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

- 2 months, 1 week ago

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

- 2 months, 1 week ago

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

- 2 months, 1 week ago

Yours-two times Mine-four times :(

- 2 months, 1 week ago

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

- 2 months, 1 week ago

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 :)

- 2 months, 1 week ago

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:-(.

- 2 months, 1 week ago

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

- 2 months, 1 week 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?

- 2 months, 1 week ago

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

- 2 months, 1 week ago

Bro, just cool down

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

Just chill out till then @Percy Jackson

- 2 months, 1 week 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

- 2 months, 1 week ago

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

- 2 months, 1 week ago

Hey, @Percy Jackson, where do you live

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

What is the time zone used there?

- 2 months, 1 week 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

- 2 months, 1 week ago

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

- 2 months, 1 week ago

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

- 2 months, 1 week 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

- 2 months, 1 week ago

# 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!

- 2 months, 1 week ago

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

- 2 months, 1 week ago

Thanks a lot Andrew! @Percy Jackson

Hope Anna is all fine and good!

- 2 months, 1 week 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.

- 2 months, 1 week ago