VTRMC Results 10

97 schools from 26 states took part in the 32nd contest and there were 575 participants. The maximum possible score was 70. The leading scores were (if anybody has any objections about putting these leading scores on the WEB, please inform the Contest Director immediately!)

Score Name
Institution State Major/Grad
50 McCutchen, Richard M Univ of MD MD Math 11
42 Tuan, Le Worcester Poly Inst MA Actuarial Math 14
35 Taylor, Bryce W NC School of Sci&Math NC High School
35 Tang, Xiaoqing Univ of Rochester NY Math 12
31 Zhang, Zeyin Univ of Michigan MI Math/Econ/Phys 11
31 Fei, Song UVA VA Math 11
30 Scher, Henry B Univ of MD MD CS 10
30 Triantafillou, Nicholas G Univ of Michigan MI High School
30 Deng, Calvin Duke NC High School
30 Lavrov, Mikhail P Duke NC Math 12
29 Zhou, Lidong Carnegie Mellon PA Math 12
26 Qi, Han Univ of Michigan MI Math 10
25 Yuan, Lirong Purdue Univ IN Math 12
24 Yang, Dian William and Mary VA High School
22 Lalov, Emil T Connecticut College CT Math 14
21 Chaturapruek, Sorathan Harvey Mudd College CA High School
20 Carter, Andrew J Harvey Mudd College CA Math/CS 13
20 Fedak, Peter Z Harvey Mudd College CA Math 10
20 Pu, Yue Purdue Univ IN Math 12
20 McCabe, Eric T NC State NC EE/Math 11
20 Lu, Thomas C Early College, Guildford NC ? 13
20 Kauffman, Christopher J Univ of Rochester NY AeroEng 10
20 Lin, Kevin Univ of Rochester NY CS 12

The score distribution was
Score Range Number of Contestants
40 and above 2
30 to 39 8
20 to 29 13
15 to 19 7
10 to 14 49
5 to 9 21
1 to 4 98
0 379

For more details, see all the scores ranked

The order of difficulty of the problems indicated by the scores, starting with the hardest, was 7,5,6,1,3,2,4.

Several students failed to put their registration number on their solutions. In particular, one student obtained at least 20 points, but we were unable to determine who he/she was.

I would like to thank all the schools who took part, and I hope you will all take part again next year. I also hope that many schools who did not take part this year will take part next year. Watch these WEB pages; even if you do not get an invitation, we will still be delighted for you to take part provided you fill in the registration forms before the closing date for entries.

The most likely date for the contest next year is Saturday, October 29, 2011. Occasionally announcements about the competition will be posted in the newsgroup sci.math.