For multiplication in latex, use \cdot instead of *. Nice work you've been doing. --JBL 19:38, 12 February 2007 (EST)

Nope, it's me -- I counted the case where all three are divisible by 125 4 times instead of 1. I'm fixing now.--JBL 20:19, 15 February 2007 (EST)

Don't bother using a delete template, just delete it unless you think it'd be controversial. It's not like it can't be undone if we want.--solafidefarms 14:51, 8 March 2007 (EST)

Delete as in blank? Only sysops have deletion powers. (I guess I'm too into organization) Azjps (talk) 15:35, 8 March 2007 (EST)

Hi, the boxes are very nice. However, it really is excessive to have a category for each contest, don't you think? If you want a problem from the AIME for a certain year, you go to the page 1984 AIME Problems/Problem 2 or something—it's already pretty well organized that way. The category "Math Contest Problems" gets you to any contest's directory of problems on the wiki. If you want problems from a certain subject area, you use categories like Olympiad Geometry Problems, Intermediate Number Theory Problems, Introductory Algebra Problems. —Boy Soprano II 14:30, 3 April 2007 (EDT)

Hmmm... I can't view the source for that page. Why is it messed up?

Creating redirects

When you create a redirect from a blank article (e.g. internally tangent) to an article to which it is vaguely related (e.g. tangent line), you actually do a disservice: anyone who comes across the link to "internally tangent" won't realize that there actually is no article there, and anyone who clicks on the link will be sent to a place they don't really want to be. If you aren't going to write a stub, just leave it empty. --JBL 18:22, 28 April 2007 (EDT)

Good point, though I guess its not as bad as calling a dodecahedron a 12-sided polygon. (I’ll stick to the USAMO as my excuse). I was thinking more of redirecting the variations of tangent to a page like tangent (geometry), and when I saw the tangent disambiguation page I figured I would redirect it to tangent line and someday move that article to tangent (geometry). By the way, is there anything better we can put for contradiction outside of proof by contradiction? Azjps (talk) 15:15, 1 May 2007 (EDT)


You copied it from wikipedia? Meh, still pretty nice find. But I thought we were not allowed to copy from GNU sites, as AoPS doesn't agree to that license. Unless it's from MediaWiki originally? Temperal 20:43, 17 September 2007 (EDT)

Okay, that's all settled then. About the talk page: That's rather strange. What browser? Temperal 16:21, 18 September 2007 (EDT)

AIME resources

Uh, I sort of lost the link to the AoPS AIME resources not on the Wiki. Could you tell me what it is? Temperalxy 21:46, 7 October 2007 (EDT)

See my comments on the talk page. Temperalxy 19:02, 12 October 2007 (EDT)

Page 10 of PSR

User:Temperal/The Problem Solver's Resource10

Could you work on that for me? I don't know much about integrals other than some basic rules and the Residue Theorem. Thanks! Temperalxy 11:47, 13 October 2007 (EDT)

Actually, never mind. I found a textbook that I'll use as a reference. Thanks anyways! Temperalxy 16:15, 13 October 2007 (EDT)

WikiProject Mathematics Competitions


I created this WikiProject, and I thought members of AoPS would be interested. Plus, you know a lot about the mechanics of wikis, so I thought I'd ask you to join. Temperalxy 15:15, 20 October 2007 (EDT)


Just thought to notify you, you've been sysopped. Temperalxy 16:43, 23 November 2007 (EST)

Might be a silly question, but are you this user? Temperalxy 22:23, 24 November 2007 (EST)
I thought so; a random sysop joining the WP didn't seem very likely to me. By the way, nice RfA. First 0 oppose and 0 neutral I've seen... Temperalxy 18:30, 26 November 2007 (EST)

Re:Complex number category

Well, if we could get that specific, we would have such obscure categories like Intermediate Group Theory Problems, Olympiad Graph Theory Problems, etc.

Everything would get quite cluttered. I think it's best to keep to the basic cover-all categories. Temperalxy 15:49, 1 December 2007 (EST)

I was going through that particular AMC 10 (I had done it for practice and was checking my answers), when I noticed I was somehow on an AMC 12 page. I was pretty confused, and it took almost ten minutes for me to figure out what had happened. If you can post a notice on the page explaining it for users who may be confused by the mixup, then I'll agree with you. Temperalxy 21:10, 1 December 2007 (EST)

Chess tournament started

Your game is right here:

I thought I would notify you here since you're much more active on the Wiki than the forums.

I don't really have time to notify all 50-something participants of the tournament, so could you notify your teammates? Temperalxy 12:28, 8 December 2007 (EST)

I have done so, thanks for the notification. Azjps (talk) 17:01, 10 December 2007 (EST)


You have every right to choose new AotDs. If I forget or something, you can just choose one for me. You have more experience in that respect anyhow. Temperalxy 21:11, 10 December 2007 (EST)

Page Day 2?

I suggested the idea of a second page day (but this time to get higher quality articles, not more articles; I had to put AotD temporarily on hiatus because there weren't any sufficiently comprehensive articles for it) to Mr. Rusczyk, and he agreed. Do you have any suggestions for the page day? I can't think of anyhting except to post to expand articles, not create them, and provide an example of an excellent article. (I think set would do nicely for the example.) Temperalxy 20:29, 11 January 2008 (EST)

LaTeX suggestion for large equations

Is the align* environment active on the wiki? Let's see:

$\begin{align*} blah & = w^2 + x^2 + y^2 + z^2 \\ & \geq 2wx + 2yz \\ & \geq 4\sqrt{wxyz}. \end{align*}$ (Error compiling LaTeX. ! Package amsmath Error: \begin{align*} allowed only in paragraph mode.)

This is much nicer than breaking equations into several pieces. --JBL 21:37, 16 January 2008 (EST)

Right, but it looks much nicer if you break it up internally using align instead of breaking the latex into several pieces, e.g.

$\begin{align*} [AEDF] & = [AE'F] + [AED] + [AE'D] \\ & = 100 + 50\sqrt{3} + 500\sqrt{2} - 350\sqrt{3} + 300\sqrt{6} - 600 \\ & = 500\sqrt{2} - 350\sqrt{3} + 300\sqrt{6} - 600\end{align*}.$ (Error compiling LaTeX. ! Package amsmath Error: \begin{align*} allowed only in paragraph mode.)

--JBL 20:43, 17 January 2008 (EST)


I made two templates for problem pages: Template:Prob and Template:ProbAMC. Hopefully you can see how they work by looking at the source code. I wish parser functions were available; that would easily combine them into one template... anyways, any comments/suggestions? Temperalxy 22:17, 18 January 2008 (EST)

Regarding "See Also" Sections on Contest Problem Pages

As far as I know, "See Also" sections are used to direct readers to material on similar subjects. They do not seem to apply on problem pages. (In my opinion, a "See Also" section on a problem page would contain links to pages with information on the topics related to the problem. For example, a geometry problem might have the links Geometry, Triangle, etc. However, I don't think these are necessary because of the use of linked words in the solutions.) --Chess64 21:05, 18 March 2008 (EDT)

Actually, we didn't have them before (way back when the wiki was first started). (See 1970_Canadian_MO_Problems/Problem_5 for example.) Someone just started adding them for some reason... —Chess64 15:56, 19 March 2008 (EDT)

Help with a task?

I know you're not really active on Wikipedia anymore, but could you help me reformat the lists here? Thanks. Temperalxy 01:46, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

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