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Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 8:55 pm Post subject: Asian Pacific Mathematical Olympiad



Which arrangements of problems do you prefer? I hope the paper will appear as the one below: 1. Miscellaneous 2. Inequality 3. Combinatorics 4. Geometry 5. Number Theory
and how difficult you expect? I hope it will not be the 99 one





Victor
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Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 10:20 pm Post subject: Re: Asian Pacific Mathematical Olympiad



me wrote:

Which arrangements of problems do you prefer? I hope the paper will appear as the one below: 1. Miscellaneous 2. Inequality 3. Combinatorics 4. Geometry 5. Number Theory
and how difficult you expect? I hope it will not be the 99 one

1. Inequality 2. Geometry 3. Number Theory 4. Miscellaneous 5. Combinatorics
最好係咁…





yptsoi
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Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:06 am Post subject: Re: Asian Pacific Mathematical Olympiad



Victor wrote:

me wrote:

Which arrangements of problems do you prefer? I hope the paper will appear as the one below: 1. Miscellaneous 2. Inequality 3. Combinatorics 4. Geometry 5. Number Theory
and how difficult you expect? I hope it will not be the 99 one

1. Inequality 2. Geometry 3. Number Theory 4. Miscellaneous 5. Combinatorics
最好係咁…

I like this one : 1. Combinatorics 2. Number Theory 3. Miscellaneous 4. Geometry 5. Inequality
最好d題目係我見過而其他人未見過，and 我識做其他人唔識做 (though it is impossible )
btw what is “99 one”? 




Soarer
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Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:14 am Post subject:



1. Geometry 2. Number theory 3. Miscellaneous 4. Inequality 5. Combinactorics It’s the best if only me can do the inequality and no one can finish the combinactorics, but that’s impossible haha… of course i hope the geometry problem is the easiest one otherwise it will be beneficial to “me”…
by the way, wt do u think about the cutting scores this yr?





me
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Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 1:40 am Post subject: Re: Asian Pacific Mathematical Olympiad



yptsoi wrote:

btw what is “99 one”? 
“99 one” means APMO 1999, which is extremely difficult! My prognosis for cutting scores: Gold >=29 Silver >=26 Bronze =>21
HM >=17





Victor
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Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 4:41 pm Post subject: Re: Asian Pacific Mathematical Olympiad



me wrote:

yptsoi wrote:

btw what is “99 one”? 
“99 one” means APMO 1999, which is extremely difficult! My prognosis for cutting scores: Gold >=29 Silver >=26 Bronze =>21
HM >=17

wt are the cutting scores in last yr?





Soarer
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Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:11 pm Post subject:



I can’t remember the exact scores, but ithink they’re sth near to: Gold: 25 Silver: 22 Bronze: 17
HM: 14.





Kahoo
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Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 11:01 pm Post subject:



Soarer: What you quoted seems to be the cutting scores in Hong Kong. They are different from the official cutting scores. The official cutting scores should be (if I remember correctly) +1, +1/3 and –1/3 (in terms of standard scores of the best 10 students in each country/region. The “cutting score” for HM is “reasonably good performance in at least once question”… something like that….





Soarer
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Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 11:18 pm Post subject:



Kahoo,
Indeed I was talking about the performance of HK students last year…. and I don’t know how the official cutting scores are set before i read your msg… thx..





ychjae
Joined: 29 Jan 2005Posts: 11

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 10:28 pm Post subject:



我想問一下，一個F.3的學生去APMO是不是太不自量力???
(當時我d同班同學報左，我唔報好似好 ……但現在估計我到時唔交白卷已經好好 )





Victor
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Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 10:32 pm Post subject:



ychjae wrote:

我想問一下，一個F.3的學生去APMO是不是太不自量力???
(當時我d同班同學報左，我唔報好似好 ……但現在估計我到時唔交白卷已經好好 ) 
咁就要睇下個f.3有幾勁





Soarer
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Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 10:56 pm Post subject:



like wong chiu wai, his ability allows him to get into team this yr





yptsoi
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Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:23 pm Post subject:



Soarer wrote:

like wong chiu wai, his ability allows him to get into team this yr 
Absolutely agree. By the way here is another interesting question: Which arrangements of problems do you dislike most? Below is the one I dont like most: 1. Combinatorics 2. Miscellaneous 3. Number Theory 4. Inequality 5. Geometry
……….





me
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Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 7:56 pm Post subject:



Anyway, there may also be combinatorial geometry, geometric inequality and nonineqaulity algebra…





Soarer
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Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 8:15 pm Post subject:



for me, algebra and inequalities are separated. At olympiad lvl, inequalities are hard and nice enough to be separated from algebra





