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      From http://www.bmoc.maths.org/home/news.shtml
      This year’s BMO Round 1 paper was taken on Thursday 2 December, and later when schools were closed on Thursday; the paper may now be freely discussed, and video solutions are temporarily available online.

      BMO1 was the most painful experience of my life - two and a half hours of thinking how useless I was followed by an hour of feverish scribbling once I'd figured out how to to do one of them. Sob!
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      I did questions 1, 2 and 4

      Looking at the video solutions I think I got those three questions right
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      That was quite possibly the toughest 3 and a half hours of my life.

      I got 1 right quite nicely.

      Question 2 was done through a sort of trial and error process once I had got all the parameters I needed.

      Question 6 I had to assume several things, but it managed to fit what I wanted. Oh well, fingers crossed that I get over 20, which is my target.
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      Anyone else find 3 impossible to draw?
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      (Original post by j.alexanderh)
      Anyone else find 3 impossible to draw?
      Yeah I didn't really get it either, I didn't do either of those questions with circles
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      Solutions are now up on the website: BMO1 2010/11 video solutions .

      I did questions 1, 2, 3 and 5 (and a tiny part of 6). Hopefully that's enough for BMO2, although the fact that you have to check the solutions for Q1 and Q2 is annoying. I thought the paper was harder than last years (no simul. equations or functions), and Q3 (the no. of arrangements of counters on a chessboard one) I didn't understand at all.
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      I'm in year 11 and took this unofficially as a trial.
      Only managed to answer 1 and 2, and it looks like these were correct from the videos, although I din't realise you had to substitute answers back into the original equation to check they worked.
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      Did 1, 2 and 3 correctly and video solutions suggest my answers were fine.

      Went the binomial route with Q4, got the general rule for n red counters but did not know the rule given in the solution which would have made the question for me . Gave in my shoddy attempts at Q5 and 6 but may be lucky and get 1 or 2 marks off of those.

      Should hopefully get at least 30, will pay to do BMO 2 if i don't qualify just for the experince
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      For 3, assume AB and ML intersect at N'. Then show that ACLN' is cyclic.... a very easy problem. So was 5. Wanted harder geometry.
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      I sat BMO1 early this morning, and was really pleased with myself.
      I did questions 1,2,3,4, and started 6 (Submitted it anyway for the hope of more marks) but my proof for the chessboard one was a bit wayward!
      I was expecting it to be harder, but with the amount of practise I did I think I've improved considerably.
      Hopefully it's enough for BMO2:confused:
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      http://www.bmoc.maths.org/

      They've published everyone who got 40+ on there, basically they're all chinese
     
     
     
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