Seeing all problems of lower levels

Next week, I'll be levels 5 in both Geometry and Combinatorics, and Number Theory, which I'm pretty excited about. However, what if there are very little problems I can solve in those levels? It might be the case that level 4 is more interesting for me, just because I understand the questions better. However, I probably wouldn't downgrade on purpose, because it took effort to get there, which I would not want to give up.

I would like to request the ability to see (and solve) all problems of the levels lower than yours. This way, a promotion cannot lead to dissatisfaction, and there would be no reason to downgrade purposely. Of course, we shouldn't get rid of the level system: it was very encouraging for me, I wanted to solve very difficult problems. Also, level 4 problems are not very easy at all, so it would only mean more challenges on this website, and thus more fun. :)

What do you think? And if you have considered it, what was the reason for not implementing it?

Note by Tim Vermeulen
7 years, 1 month ago

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Me too! I'm going to get Level 5 math problems from next week as well! But I can assure you that you've got nothing to worry about. This is because there is no special problem set for level 5. There is a lot of over-lapping between levels. A problem worth 125 points is solved by users of level 2, 3, 4 and 5! The toughest problem you faced on level 4 was worth 230 points. On level 5, you'll have to solve two of those and a tougher problem worth 300 points. That happens to be the toughest problem on level 5.

So, happy problem solving!

Mursalin Habib - 7 years, 1 month ago

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That's good. But still, having more challenging problems would be great. :)

Tim Vermeulen - 7 years, 1 month ago

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I agree with your post completely. Allowing access to see lower-level problems gives users more opportunity to strengthen their problem-solving skills and math knowledge, and also to see where their submitted problems are being featured.

Michael Tang - 7 years, 1 month ago

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