April 26, 2007
This year, 505 outstanding high school students qualified for the 2007 USA Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO). On April 24-25, these students tackled a challenging, six-question exam, distributed via the Internet to their schools. The test papers were then faxed to the American Mathematics Competitions office for grading. The 12 winners will be announced on May 7, 2007.
Take a look at what the students faced.
Problems: Day I
Problems: Day II
The USAMO is the pinnacle event in the sequence of increasingly challenging mathematical contests administered by the MAA American Mathematics Competitions program. More than 225,000 worldwide took the first contest (AMC 10 and/or AMC 12). Only 10,000 were invited to compete in the second contest (AIME). Just 505 of these participants made it to the highly selective and prestigious USAMO.