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1. Would you say that the Senior Mentoring scheme is bmo1 level or higher? It seems more difficult that BMO and the Intermediate mentoring scheme seems at a slightly lower level than bmp problems
2. (Original post by ben167)
Would you say that the Senior Mentoring scheme is bmo1 level or higher? It seems more difficult that BMO and the Intermediate mentoring scheme seems at a slightly lower level than bmp problems
Higher then bmo level i think.

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4. (Original post by ben167)
The normal mentoring sheets would be around bmo2 or just lower. Advanced sheets would be above bmo2 and below imo level imho.

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5. (Original post by ben167)
Would you say that the Senior Mentoring scheme is bmo1 level or higher? It seems more difficult that BMO and the Intermediate mentoring scheme seems at a slightly lower level than bmp problems
Quick note, SMS next year will become less olympiady and more school syllabus based with open questions.

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6. (Original post by Renzhi10122)
Quick note, SMS next year will become less olympiady and more school syllabus based with open questions.

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How come?
Also how have the NST's gone? I see that he was added to the 9 at the camp!
Last paper tmmrw right? gd luck1
7. Quick question, when we do inequalities why and when can we assume stuff like x + y + z =1 if its not in the question. Ive seen it a few times in some problems....
8. (Original post by 11234)
Quick question, when we do inequalities why and when can we assume stuff like x + y + z =1 if its not in the question. Ive seen it a few times in some problems....
It is when inequalities are homogenous. Ie a mapping if x->kx leaves it unchanged and various other things like xyz=1 or whatever.
Here is some discussion that may help,
also if you have different degrees on either side and you have a set condition of a+b+c=1 or something it may be nice to make everything same degree (multiplying one side by the contraint cubed for degree 3 or something like that) which i was shown how to do in a BMO2 problem 3 of this paper https://bmos.ukmt.org.uk/home/bmo2-1999.pdf
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9. (Original post by physicsmaths)
It is when inequalities are homogenous. Ie a mapping if x->kx leaves it unchanged and various other things like xyz=1 or whatever.
Here is some discussion that may help,
also if you have different degrees on either side and you have a set condition of a+b+c=1 or something it may be nice to make everything same degree (multiplying one side by the contraint cubed for degree 3 or something like that) which i was shown how to do in a BMO2 problem 3 of this paper https://bmos.ukmt.org.uk/home/bmo2-1999.pdf
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Would you reckon the summer holidays would be enough to get into bmo2. atm i can do some bmo1
10. (Original post by 11234)
Would you reckon the summer holidays would be enough to get into bmo2. atm i can do some bmo1
Yeh for sure.

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11. (Original post by physicsmaths)
How come?
Also how have the NST's gone? I see that he was added to the 9 at the camp!
Last paper tmmrw right? gd luck1
I guess you know how they went by now, but yeah, not hugely sad rn, I tried my best and it didn't quite work out.
I'm not really sure, something to do with how they want it to be more applicable to school maths and to reach larger audiences. Plus a change in who's in charge of it.
12. (Original post by Renzhi10122)
I guess you know how they went by now, but yeah, not hugely sad rn, I tried my best and it didn't quite work out.
I'm not really sure, something to do with how they want it to be more applicable to school maths and to reach larger audiences. Plus a change in who's in charge of it.
You did great man! You started step stuff now?
Well geoff did say it is probably the strongest he has ever seen the team mesning you probably would have made it any other year!

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13. Are we allowed to discuss any BMO questions
14. What level are these maths problems at ? I do Scottish higher maths.

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15. How come there are less inequalities in BMO now? I miss them kinda...
16. (Original post by 11234)
Are we allowed to discuss any BMO questions
Definitely. What problem do you want to discuss?
17. (Original post by physicsmaths)
You did great man! You started step stuff now?
Well geoff did say it is probably the strongest he has ever seen the team mesning you probably would have made it any other year!

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Thanks Yeah, he said that they would take the 6 top scores.
And nope Will start sometime soon
18. (Original post by RossB1702)
What level are these maths problems at ? I do Scottish higher maths.

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Well BMO1, BMO2, Balkan and IMO are designed for year 12 and 13 (16-18 years old) however many people that are younger attempt the papers.

The senior section for maths competitions in England goes:

SMC - BMO1 - BMO2- Balkan + Romanian Masters - IMO

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19. (Original post by 11234)
How come there are less inequalities in BMO now? I miss them kinda...
20. (Original post by Renzhi10122)
Lol. inequalities are so easy haha.

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