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Problem Solving Resources

Hi there!

I'm really enjoying using Brilliant and solving the multitude of problems! Currently, I'm on level three for most topics, however I really want to learn the techniques and theory to successfully approach the higher level questions.

Are there any resources that will help me boost my ability and skill at solving problems from Olympiads etc.?

Note by Soham Karwa
2 years, 7 months ago

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Thanks for the advice guys! AoPS looks great and I've ordered a few books from them :) Soham Karwa · 2 years, 7 months ago

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I'd like add something. Even if you learn enough techniques, that does not mean that you'll be a good problem solver. Problem solving skills come from solving lots of problems. Techniques are like tools. It helps you when you have a lot of them, but they are useless if you can't apply them. So I suggest you take a problem-oriented approach to learning.

Just keep solving problems and you'll be good! Mursalin Habib · 2 years, 7 months ago

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aops is really the best resource out there. Watch some instructional videos, discuss problems with people, and try your skills out with FTW!. Also, if you can, order some of their books. :D Finn Hulse · 2 years, 7 months ago

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@Finn Hulse Definitely AoPS. Sharky Kesa · 2 years, 7 months ago

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@Calvin Lin @Daniel Liu @Finn Hulse Soham Karwa · 2 years, 7 months ago

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@Soham Karwa I see that you have @mentioned Calvin here. Click on his profile and then click on sets located at the left hand side of his profile. You'll be able to find many sets that discuss different techniques in different topics. Mursalin Habib · 2 years, 7 months ago

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@Mursalin Habib Thanks - I forgot to tag you in as well :) I've had a look at them but I was looking for something in more depth? Soham Karwa · 2 years, 7 months ago

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@Soham Karwa Can you be more specific about what you have in mind? Mursalin Habib · 2 years, 7 months ago

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@Mursalin Habib I would like to learn techniques and content which will allow to answer the level 4 or 5 problems - I'm sorry I can't be more specific - essentially, I want to improve and was wondering if anyone had come across any resources which addresses either techniques to solve problems or simply has the content necessary to answer such problems. Soham Karwa · 2 years, 7 months ago

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@Soham Karwa Sorry, Does that make it any clearer? Soham Karwa · 2 years, 7 months ago

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@Soham Karwa Well, I'm fairly sure that Calvin's sets have the necessary information to learn problem-solving methods. If that doesn't work for you, you can always buy the AoPS Volume 2 which covers more advanced topics. However, depending on where you live (in or outside US), the cost will be from around 40 USD to 80 USD from the extra cost of shipping. Daniel Liu · 2 years, 7 months ago

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