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Polish girls won mathematical olympiad in Cambridge


boletus 30 | 1,366
16 Apr 2012 #1
The Polish national team won the first European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad, EGMO 2012. The competition, held in Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, UK, in April 2012 was attended by 70 participants from 19 countries from Europe and beyond.

Polish team won the first European Mathematical Olympiad for Girls . The competition , held in Cambridge in the UK, was attended by 70 participants from 19 countries from Europe and beyond.

This is the third consecutive victory of mathematically gifted young Polish people in recent times: after winning the Central European Mathematical Olympiad (MEMO 2011) and the Baltic States Mathematical Olympiad (Baltic Way 2011).

The first European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad was held at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge on 10-16 April 2012. Countries sent teams consisting of their strongest four female mathematicians of school age to compete at EGMO, where they answered four problems in each of two 4½-hour examinations.
The competition at EGMO 2012 consisted of two exams, each with four problems and each lasting four and a half hours. The exams were held on 12 and 13 April 2012. The problems were marked out of seven points each. Approximately half the contestants were awarded medals, with gold, silver and bronze medals being awarded in approximately the ratio 1:2:3. Each contestant not awarded a medal but with a perfect score of seven on at least one problem received an Honourable Mention.

Final scores are available online: egmo2012.org.uk/competition/

Maximum possible score: 4 girls x 8 problems x 7 points = 224
(Position Country Team-size Total-Score Gold Silver Bronze Honourable-Mention)
(01 Poland 4 122 1 3 0 0)
(02 Romania 4 121 1 3 0 0)
(03 Ukraine 4 117 0 4 0 0)
(04 USA 4 110 2 0 2 0)
(05 Italy 4 101 1 1 2 0)
(06 Turkey 4 93 1 1 1 0)
(07 Bulgaria 4 87 1 1 0 1)
(08 Hungary 4 72 0 0 3 0)
(09 Serbia 4 58 0 0 3 1)
(10 Switzerland 4 48 0 0 2 0)
(11 Indonesia 2 45 0 1 1 0)
(12 UK 4 43 0 0 2 0)
(13 Finland 4 37 0 0 1 1)
(13 Netherlands 4 37 0 0 1 2)
(15 Saudi Arabia 3 30 0 0 1 0)
(16 Luxemburg 3 22 0 0 1 1)
(17 Latvia 4 19 0 0 1 0)
(18 Belgium 2 17 0 0 0 1)
(19 Ireland 4 12 0 0 0 1)
Alligator - | 261
16 Apr 2012 #2
02 Romania 4 121

Only 1 point more for Romanian girls and it will be a tie. two and they would win.They must feel uncomfortable right now.
I have read an article about people who get the second place in a competiotion. Sort of a psychological article ;)
They are not really happy about their score. More happy are those who got first place (obviously;) and third place.
End of lecture;)...
Congrats to girls!!! :)
jon357 71 | 20,799
16 Apr 2012 #3
Congratulations to them!

A good friend of mine is involved in that competition, connected to the Polish team and tells me they always do well.


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