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1. (Original post by Lord Huntroyde)
Don't worry, he got in the top 5 GCSE results at 13, so he's a freak, basically.
*Feels much better* - I'm no freak
2. (Original post by happysunshine)
*Feels much better* - I'm no freak
O-kaaaaaay I feel much safer (!)
3. I took BMO 1 last year and got an incredible 14/50, so no book for me, I was well disappointed, but the 34! question was awful, totally unfair if you didn't know the divisiblity, although i should have
4. (Original post by theone)
I took BMO 1 last year and got an incredible 14/50, so no book for me, I was well disappointed, but the 34! question was awful, totally unfair if you didn't know the divisiblity, although i should have
34 factorial is that? What was the question if you can remember it?
5. (Original post by ZJuwelH)
34 factorial is that? What was the question if you can remember it?
It gave you 34! and took out 4 digits of it, and asked you to find those 4 digits.

Links to all the past 10 years BMO1 and 2 papers can be found at http://www.bmoc.maths.org/
6. (Original post by theone)
It gave you 34! and took out 4 digits of it, and asked you to find those 4 digits.

Links to all the past 10 years BMO1 and 2 papers can be found at http://www.bmoc.maths.org/
O-kaaaaaay I ain't touching that one!
7. An ex-teacher of the school did the whole paper during breakfast. I like his solution to Q3 very much. It only used 10 lines. I got 20/50. I thought you only need 10 points to go through. NO? Ok, Statistics can be miss leading.

Answered Q1 and Q2 in 90mins and then no further advance since.
8. (Original post by Camford)
An ex-teacher of the school did the whole paper during breakfast. I like his solution to Q3 very much. It only used 10 lines. I got 20/50. I thought you only need 10 points to go through. NO? Ok, Statistics can be miss leading.

Answered Q1 and Q2 in 90mins and then no further advance since.
Yeah I got Q2 out completely, had no idea for 1, made a bit of a mess on 3, but still got 3 marks for it...
9. (Original post by Camford)
Any other competition you lot doing this year?
I'm taking part in the National Cipher Challenge, which is currently underway.
10. ive not done the maths challenge before... but i am entered this year.
11. whats this cipher thing?
12. (Original post by Unregistered)
whats this cipher thing?
A series of 8 messages to decode, each one being gradually harder than the previous one. It's currently halfway through the 4th message (you get between 1-3 weeks to decode and send each message depending on how hard it is). So far, I've got the first 4 all correct.

If you get all 8 completely correct, and, if more than one team does this, you are the fastest to submit your solutions, then you and your school shares in the £1500 prize.

13. Any possibility that we can see the questions here?
14. (Original post by Camford)
Just wondering how many of you out there is going to do the Maths Challenge this year? Apparently there were three people in the country got full marks last year.
Usually just got Bronze's except Year 9 (age 13) did the Intermediate, got 87 (Gold), then went into the European round and got 50-odd.
15. i dnt no if its gud but i did the SMC last year and i was in year 11 and got 103 and then in the BMO i got 34! factorial correct and the x^2yz+xy^2z+xyz^2 question to get a total of 26 in the BMO.
doing it agen this year i got 102 in the SMC this year and im gonna b doing the BMO this year . I'm hoping to do well this year
16. 94
17. This year if ya didnt notice i have had a thng for saying "this year" it all started this year when my m8 bet me £50 saying that i cudnt say this year in a day 100 times in a conversation and actually make sense. hopefully i have dun and i can collect my reward which i have been w8ing 4 all this year .its seems that christmas will come twice this year
18. I got Bronze Awards in the Junior and Senior Maths Challenges but our year didn't get to do the Intermediate one for some unknown reason I got a U last year in AS-level Maths though...so go figure haha My boyfriend got gold in the Junior one in year 7...and he got best in school last year...swot! lol
19. I got the best in school last year and a book from BMO comittee. But I was sick on the day this year. So nothing for me this time arround.
20. This year's boundries are as follows:

Gold: 87 and above
Silver: 72-86
Bronze: 61-71

All candidates scoring over 98 are entered automatically for the BMO Round 1. Should candidates scoring lower want to enter, a lower threshold of 96 has been set, below which a candidate shouldn't be entered.

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