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The '''Princeton University Mathematics Competition (PUMaC)''' is a high school math competition held by [[Princeton University]] students since 2006.
  
== Contest Overview ==
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== Structure ==
  
Students at [[Princeton University]] are planning the first '''Princeton Math Competition''' on Saturday, December 16, 2006.  The competition focuses on teamwork, and the maximum team size is 10 people. However, teams with under 10 people, and even individuals, will be accepted.
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There are two divisions in the competition: Division A and Division B.  Division A is for experienced solvers and has harder problems, while Division B is for newcomers and has easier problems.  The test structure is the same for both divisions.
  
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First, individuals and teams register to enter the competition.  Since 2017, all teams must have 8 members.  Registration deadlines are available on the official website.
  
== Contest Format ==
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Each individual does two of the four individual tests (algebra, combinatorics, geometry, number theory) of their choice.  Each individual test is 60 minutes long.  Books, calculators, construction tools, and graph paper are not allowed.  The top 10 scorers in each division participate in the Finals round, and they have to solve three problems in 1 hour.
  
There are five different subject tests for the Individual test.  They are Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, Number Theory, and Advanced Topics.  Each participant takes exactly on eof these tests, and a team can only assign a maximum of two students to one particular test.
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In the Team Test, members of a team work together to solve problems, usually within 30 minutes.
  
For the rest of the contest, there will Team, Power, and Relay rounds similar to those at [[ARML]].
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For the Power Round, teams are given a set of problems a week earlier than the actual event.  All solutions must have justification (referring to previous parts is allowed).  Groups turn in the Power Round solutions the day of the event.
  
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Teams also compete in the Live Round, a team test but with live scoring.
  
== More Information ==
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== Contact Information ==
For more information, write to:
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For more information, see the official website (below) or write to:
  
 
Princeton University Math Club
 
Princeton University Math Club
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glan@princeton.edu
 
glan@princeton.edu
  
== See also ==
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* [http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Forum/index.php?f=414 Princeton Math Competition Forum] at [[Art of Problem Solving]]
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== See Also ==
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* [https://pumac.princeton.edu/ Official Princeton Math Competition Website]
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** [https://pumac.princeton.edu/archives/ Past Problems]
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* [https://cgi.math.princeton.edu/mathclub/index.php/Princeton_Math_Competition Princeton University Math Club Website]
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* [http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Forum/index.php?f=414 AoPS Forum]
 
* [[Mathematics competitions]]
 
* [[Mathematics competitions]]
 
* [[Mathematics competition resources]]
 
* [[Mathematics competition resources]]
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[[Category:Mathematics competitions]]

Latest revision as of 22:19, 5 January 2019

The Princeton University Mathematics Competition (PUMaC) is a high school math competition held by Princeton University students since 2006.

Structure

There are two divisions in the competition: Division A and Division B. Division A is for experienced solvers and has harder problems, while Division B is for newcomers and has easier problems. The test structure is the same for both divisions.

First, individuals and teams register to enter the competition. Since 2017, all teams must have 8 members. Registration deadlines are available on the official website.

Each individual does two of the four individual tests (algebra, combinatorics, geometry, number theory) of their choice. Each individual test is 60 minutes long. Books, calculators, construction tools, and graph paper are not allowed. The top 10 scorers in each division participate in the Finals round, and they have to solve three problems in 1 hour.

In the Team Test, members of a team work together to solve problems, usually within 30 minutes.

For the Power Round, teams are given a set of problems a week earlier than the actual event. All solutions must have justification (referring to previous parts is allowed). Groups turn in the Power Round solutions the day of the event.

Teams also compete in the Live Round, a team test but with live scoring.

Contact Information

For more information, see the official website (below) or write to:

Princeton University Math Club

303 Fine Hall, Washington Road, Princeton University

Princeton NJ 08544-1000 USA

Attn: Dona Vukson

Or email: glan@princeton.edu


See Also

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