As some may know, USAMTS round 1 problems have just been released. To read more about the USAMTS go here: http://www.usamts.org

(From the above link) "Students may use any materials - books, calculators, computers - but all the work must be their own. The USAMTS is run on the honor system - it is an individual competition, whose competitive role is very secondary. You certainly are allowed to look things up on the Internet. What you may not do is ask another person for help on a problem. Asking the question on a message board or a math help site would be asking another person for help.."

In the past there have been many occasions of people cheating on this site, so as always, please keep an eye out for current round problems.

Here is a pdf of the round 1 problems: http://usamts.org/Tests/Problems_30_1.pdf


Shrey Joshi

EDIT: Round 2 has been released here: http://usamts.org/Tests/Problems_30_2.pdf

EDIT 2: Round 3 has been released here: http://usamts.org/Tests/Problems_30_3.pdf

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    $\begingroup$ ... Thanks for the reminder! +1... I'm taking the contest $\endgroup$
    – Jason Kim
    Commented Sep 5, 2018 at 0:07
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    $\begingroup$ This contest is for middle school students?! I was just reading through them and thinking they are quite interesting and not so trivial problems... $\endgroup$
    – user7530
    Commented Sep 5, 2018 at 21:00
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    $\begingroup$ @user7530 the competition is open to them, but is generally designed more with high-school students in mind. There's no reason to bar younger students from participating, though. $\endgroup$
    – KReiser
    Commented Sep 5, 2018 at 22:06
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    $\begingroup$ Guys, please take a look at the questions. There was already a successful cheating attempt on my main site, PSE, and we should be expecting cheating attempts here as well. We need to delete blatant USAMTS questions on MSE as soon as they appear. $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 6, 2018 at 0:59
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    $\begingroup$ @user7530 This contest is for anyone, including middle school... $\endgroup$
    – Jason Kim
    Commented Sep 6, 2018 at 4:30
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    $\begingroup$ Huh... it spells $30$ in given. I'd like to have puzzle making skills like the creators... $\endgroup$
    – Jason Kim
    Commented Sep 6, 2018 at 4:43
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    $\begingroup$ Why is it our job to police this? "The USAMTS is run on the honor system" $\endgroup$
    – jsj
    Commented Sep 10, 2018 at 12:20
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    $\begingroup$ @jsj Because most of the contributors here empathize with the honest math competitors and despise cheaters to such contests. This is an ongoing contest, not a past one. $\endgroup$
    – DanielV
    Commented Sep 10, 2018 at 13:06
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    $\begingroup$ In past years, we have had language in this post to request that users "flag them for moderator attention when you see them so that we can lock them as per our policy on ongoing contest problems." $\endgroup$
    – shoover
    Commented Sep 10, 2018 at 23:26
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    $\begingroup$ @jsj Honor systems don't just magically perpetuate themselves. They work because people support them, so that's what we're doing. And you might want to take note of the word that DanielV used, "despise". It's not inaccurate. $\endgroup$
    – JonathanZ
    Commented Sep 17, 2018 at 20:07


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