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Olympiad Level 6

I understand that the Brilliant staff is extremely busy, thereby limiting the site's potential for expansion. However, adding 8 new problems per week for level 6 of either Olympiad topic cannot be too much of a burden, is it? User-submitted questions also alleviate the task of finding new problems. Staff, are there any plans for more challenging levels?

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4 years, 3 months ago

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I support this idea, though I don't know how difficult producing a set of weekly level 6 questions would be (I'm not sure how many of the user-submitted questions are of level 6 difficulty, though maybe they reduce the time Brilliant staff have to spend on questions for other levels, which would free up time for level 6 ones). Clifford Wilmot · 4 years, 3 months ago

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Hi Taylor,

Sorry to get back to you so late. There are no concrete plans, but there are definitely ambitions of creating a level six of some kind some day. One of the challenges of doing so is that in order for level 5 to get harder it would have to either start on college topics, or involve problems without numerical answers. There is a whole lot of room for high school math to get significantly harder when you are no longer tethered to the numerical answer. Eventually we will experiment with some form of shared experience among those on Brilliant involving problems that are more proof based. I cannot offer you an estimate on when that would happen. Peter Taylor Staff · 4 years, 3 months ago

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@Peter Taylor I haven't solved many level 5s but seems like the point spread (190-400) is double that of level 4 (100-185). That feels a bit much to me but does your data support splitting up the current level 5 into two or keeping it the way it is? Matt O · 1 year, 6 months ago

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Hang in there!

Next week we will have problem banks that will not be on a weekly schedule that will hopefully allow you to never run out of problems (unless you solve a mountain of them). Sayan Chowdhury · 4 years, 3 months ago

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@Sayan Chowdhury ~this is the silliest plagiarization i've ever seen in my life~ Soham Chanda · 4 years, 3 months ago

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@Soham Chanda Can you give details|||||| Rushikesh Jogdand · 4 years, 3 months ago

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@Rushikesh Jogdand details of what? Soham Chanda · 4 years, 3 months ago

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