Intermediate Maths Challenge - UKMT - 5th February 2015 Watch

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Same with my school
mine too
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Please let silver be 50 above lmaoo
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For these maths challenges you need a more logical brain than a mathematical brain in my opinion
I think its bc majority of students had stressful exams for the past week and they just couldnt be bothered anymore
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I think its bc majority of students had stressful exams for the past week and they just couldnt be bothered anymore
Possibly, but im talking in general, not just this year.
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What exams are you talking bout?
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It's definitely more logical, it's a bit of applying maths to the question.
The question doesn't tell you that you have to use a quadratic or simultaneous equation, your logical part of your brain applies the theory to the question to solve it.
It's self explanatory, the time limit is too low for some people, which is why They struggle, due to the lack of time to explore and understand the question in-depth. One of them people is me.

The senior maths challenge is much more mathematical which is why it's a bit easier, less applying more of straightforward questions or a bit of mixture of formulas to work out a question. It's like stepping stones of a question, you get from one part to the next part and soon to the end using maths, but you will understand the question very fast, just might not know the answer to it.
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What exams are you talking bout?
Prelims
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From what I can remember of my answers, I got about 30 marks XDXDXDXD
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Oh is that for students in scotland, cuz we don't have anything called prelims.
Well then Im looking forward to SMC
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When do the results come out for the people who sat it on 5th Feb?


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I think it's something like 3 weeks, but it probably depends on the school too
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Does anyone know what score you need for silver?
I don't know, but last year it was 55-71 for a silver if that helps
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Well I failed so badly... It's so depressing seeing as i manged a gold last year. I think i'd be happy with a bronze this year. I found the paper so much harder than previous year lol
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The thresholds might decrease by 3-4 marks for each one this year. I'm guessing silver will be 52-68 this year


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From what I can remember of my answers, I got about 30 marks XDXDXDXD
I don't think I even managed to score that!
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Hope 71 is a gold

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so 65 is definitely a silver -_-
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Hi guys I did the paper yesterday and found out the answers today, but I still don't understand the answer to question 10. (remainder question).
Could anyone explain it to me?
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So if you take out the 22, then 33x5x77 will definitely be odd - since multiplying odd numbers by each other always equals odd.
Then when you multiply it by 22, you're multiplying by 4, so an odd number times 4 is a multiple of four but not eight (I think).
Then when you divide that by 4, you have a remainder of 4 e.g.
6x4
=24 24/8 has no remainder
7x4
=28 28/8 has a remainder of 4
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Do you think 106 is enough for the Hamilton Olympiad? It's above the threshold for last year but I don't know if this year was easier or harder, last year I think I got 78 or something like that so this year was easier to me
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Do you think 106 is enough for the Hamilton Olympiad? It's above the threshold for last year but I don't know if this year was easier or harder, last year I think I got 78 or something like that so this year was easier to me
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More than enough, well done!
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In my opinion, the maths challenge isn't necessarily dependant on how good at maths you are - I manage to get 100% in GCSE exams and in some A-Level core exams but only about 70-75 marks in the intermediate maths challenge and 60-65 in the senior one... It's more about problem solving than being good at maths.
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