If you don't know what the Mathathon is, its a contest I started on Brilliant.org, where I post Math and Logic problems of varying difficulty, and score the solution that the participants create. Highest score wins. You can check my Profile for my posts on the Mathathon 2020.
So, the last Mathathon was held in the second half of 2020, somewhere around July-August I reckon, but this time, I'm gonna hold it in the March-April period because I will be very busy after then (Busy studying, surely not playing games).
I have changed up some things, and this Mathathon will be better planned than the last one.
The Mathathon 2020 was a contest where I post a series of problems and score the solutions. The Mathathon 2021 is the same, except we have different rules.
I shall add the number of problems and the posting scheldule below later (coz its a draft), and you can solve them at anytime you want.
(I dunno what to do now, I am really bad at this hosting thing...)
Your solution will be graded as follows -
Accuracy - points
Readability - points
Ingenuity - points
Bringing us to a total of points. (Bonus points if you say you love the Dream SMP!)
(I was kidding, if you didn't get it...)
(Now, the last time I had included time zones and Latex and all that sh*t, and in retrospect, that was a very stupid idea, so this time, I will try to be a more...um...a person with more IQ, coz I'm big-brained, yeah...)
Accuracy is basically correctness. Whether every calculation, assumption, or the final answer is correct.
Readability is neatness and clarity. Your solution must be clear and easily understandable, organized, not a clutter of numbers if you want to score here. Latex, images and GIF's are all included in this part. Unnecessary images, Latex or GIF's will not be awarded more points.
Ingenuity is your method of solving the problem. For this, my friends and I (Yes, I have friends...) will each make a solution for the problem. The most used solution will be counted as the most common solution, so if your solution sways away from the common solution, you score here. Your solution should make people go 'Aha!' or 'Clever trick!' to score here.
My friends are all smart, and I've told them about this, so they're not messing around and are taking this seriously. No bias will be allowed in this contest.
(I'm an anti-social person, so I've got friends, don't judge.)
Problem schedule :
Problems and will be released on March and will be of easy difficulty.
Problems and will be released on March and will be of medium difficulty.
Problems and will be released on March and will be of hard difficulty.
All solutions posted on or before April will be considered. I will send out the results on April .
If you haven any queries or issues, please comment here
If you would like to view the list of participants and their points, go here
If you want the links of the problems and discussions related to the Mathathon, go here
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There is a new judge, Jason Gomez! He will help me with the scoring. He is not participating. No more judges will be allowed now!