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What looks like an enjoyable mathematics competition - with cash prizes!

This came through my inbox today. It seemed like something the members of our Brilliant community would like in that it is a more sophisticated mathematical problem of the same scope as Hunger Games. Plus, there are prizes!

French Mathematical Competitive 2013 to 2014 Games

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3 years, 9 months ago

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I think this is the website right here: Societe du Calcul Mathematique SA. Sorry I don't know how to put the accents on their name in markdown. The site appears to be in English. Peter Taylor Staff · 3 years, 9 months ago

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@Peter Taylor The competition is being thrown by that organization (the SCMSA) in conjunction with the Federation Francaise des jeux Mathematique. Alas this page is in French. Peter Taylor Staff · 3 years, 9 months ago

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I'm confused on one matter though. How are we to write the solutions? Do they need rigorous justifications? Should they rely solely on mathematics? Should they use estimates (say with the Normal Distribution)? Could they use computer programs and simulations? I can't seem to find answers anywhere. Bob Krueger · 3 years, 9 months ago

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Can you give a link to the website you got this from? Preferably the website is in English. Bob Krueger · 3 years, 9 months ago

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@Bob Krueger All I have is the link to the pdf I got in the email. If you can find a website, please repost it here so everyone can check it out. David Mattingly Staff · 3 years, 9 months ago

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Very neat problem! Alex Porush · 3 years, 9 months ago

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Amazing!!!...But where do we submit the answers and in what format? Omkar Banare · 3 years, 9 months ago

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@Omkar Banare it's at the end of the pdf.

Participants should send their solution, in pdf format, in English or in French, no later than April 30th, 2014, to the email address: ffjm@wanadoo.fr. David Mattingly Staff · 3 years, 9 months ago

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Nice challenge to solve...:) Samarth M.O. · 3 years, 9 months ago

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can people who dont live live in europe still attend this math type of thing? Daniel Wang · 3 years, 9 months ago

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@Daniel Wang The rules say everyone can participate, and they have previously allowed submissions from multiple countries, so I don't see why not. However, if you are curious, ask them! David Mattingly Staff · 3 years, 9 months ago

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