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January 5th, 2007, 02:10 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 29 Thanks: 0  Putnam Participants
I was just wondering if anyone here has taken the Putnam (or any other competition for that matter)? I've taken it the past 2 years. It would be kinda cool to talk to other people who have entered in these. 
January 5th, 2007, 06:15 PM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Nov 2006 From: I'm a figment of my own imagination :? Posts: 848 Thanks: 0 
I've participated in AMC 12, AIME, USA math talent search (usamts.org), Ohio Councel of Teachers of Mathematics, and Ohio Math League (may be the same as other states' math leagues). I sent my math teacher information on other math contests: we'll see what comes of it. 
January 6th, 2007, 10:37 AM  #3 
Newbie Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 29 Thanks: 0 
Nice! How've you done in those? Are there any problems that you really liked? Post some interesting ones if you want . I looked on the USAMTS website and it looks like its still going on for this year, are you participating ?

January 6th, 2007, 11:32 AM  #4 
Senior Member Joined: Nov 2006 From: I'm a figment of my own imagination :? Posts: 848 Thanks: 0 
Here's an interesting one from the USAMTS: Every point in the plane is colored either red, green, or blue. Prove that there exists a rectangle in the plane such that all four of its vertices are the same color. If anyone has seen the solution in the USAMTS website, please wait a few days before posting in this topic. 
July 6th, 2008, 08:39 AM  #5 
Newbie Joined: Jul 2008 Posts: 1 Thanks: 0  Re: Putnam Participants
I think we have to proove that if every rectangle we can draw on the plane is not of just one color we arrive at a contradiction. But I am nnot sure what that contradiction is. is there a paticular theory in graph theory related to this? lol good luck 
August 24th, 2008, 09:54 PM  #6 
Senior Member Joined: Apr 2008 Posts: 435 Thanks: 0  Re: Putnam Participants
I've putnamed

March 16th, 2009, 08:40 AM  #7 
Newbie Joined: Mar 2009 Posts: 21 Thanks: 0  Re: Putnam Participants
I have Putnamed as well! As a freshmen, I felt as though the exam was a bit intimidating, although it was certainly not as bad as I thought it would be. When is the result coming out, anyway? 
July 12th, 2009, 11:49 PM  #8 
Senior Member Joined: Apr 2007 Posts: 2,140 Thanks: 0  Re: Putnam Participants
Yeah, Putnam ones aren't that bad compared to IMO ones.To solve IMO ones, you definitely have to be gifted.

July 13th, 2009, 05:34 AM  #9  
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