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1. (Original post by 11234)
Does anyone know what the putnam contest is about
Yeh its a maths competition for American Unis. Olympids for Uni basically. The winners are normally all IMO gold medalists form USA China a far east etc and MIT normally wins overall.

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2. (Original post by physicsmaths)
Yeh its a maths competition for American Unis. Olympids for Uni basically. The winners are normally all IMO gold medalists form USA China a far east etc and MIT normally wins overall.

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Do you anything about vieta jumping cos I have no idea how to use it...apparently its a shortcuut
3. (Original post by 11234)
Do you anything about vieta jumping cos I have no idea how to use it...apparently its a shortcuut

Vieta jumping is basically when we have number theory division problems mainly and we minimise a+b (a,b) solutions and we use this to get polynomials which we then solve useful relations to eventually solve the problem.
It is very powerful.
This sums it up very nicely
http://www.yimin-ge.com/doc/VietaJumping.pdf

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4. (Original post by physicsmaths)
Vieta jumping is basically when we have number theory division problems mainly and we minimise a+b (a,b) solutions and we use this to get polynomials which we then solve useful relations to eventually solve the problem.
It is very powerful.
This sums it up very nicely
http://www.yimin-ge.com/doc/VietaJumping.pdf

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thats a nice result actually, never heard of it. Im guessing its less common in olympiad stuff nowadays cus its more well known?
5. (Original post by EnglishMuon)
thats a nice result actually, never heard of it. Im guessing its less common in olympiad stuff nowadays cus its more well known?
Not really though the method of a+b minimsed is extremely common across competition across the world. A similar method is used in inequalities where we fix one variable say 'x' and then we have some constraints like x+y+z=1 and we have deltax +x etc.

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6. I feel inadequate whenever maths talk happens
7. (Original post by C0balt)
I feel inadequate whenever maths talk happens
Just ignore it
8. (Original post by physicsmaths)
Yeh its a maths competition for American Unis. Olympids for Uni basically. The winners are normally all IMO gold medalists form USA China a far east etc and MIT normally wins overall.

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Nah Harvard has more wins
9. (Original post by C0balt)
I feel inadequate whenever maths talk happens
Me too
10. (Original post by Student403)
Nah Harvard has more wins
Thats from back in the day.
Now MIT is the best.

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11. (Original post by C0balt)
I feel inadequate whenever maths talk happens
If only I knew what inadequate means.

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12. (Original post by physicsmaths)
If only I knew what inadequate means.

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I'll use it in a sentence. Your grasp of the English language is inadequate

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13. (Original post by drandy76)
I'll use it in a sentence. Your grasp of the English language is inadequate

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14. (Original post by physicsmaths)

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Too far bruv

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15. (Original post by physicsmaths)

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Have you come across projective geometry, I saw it in a problem and was wondering how it works? Any tips/links?
16. (Original post by drandy76)
Too far bruv

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Tis joke.
Look at my use of 'tis' this is proper english ygm. 🌝

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17. (Original post by physicsmaths)
Tis joke.
Look at my use of 'tis' this is proper english ygm. 🌝

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**** English fam, we should just speak in maths notation, would be so lit

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18. (Original post by Student403)
Nah Harvard has more wins
only cus we arent apart of it. otherwise TSR mathmos 1st, rest of Cambridge 2nd, inferior muricans = last.
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20. (Original post by physicsmaths)
Thats from back in the day.Now MIT is the best.Posted from TSR Mobile
Yeah they've won the recent ones

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only cus we arent apart of it. otherwise TSR mathmos 1st, rest of Cambridge 2nd, inferior Oxfordians = last.
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