VTRMC Results 12

112 schools from 27 states took part in the 34th contest and there were 663 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
65 Vitek, Daniel R Duke NC Math/Phys 14
60 Triantafillou, Nicholas G Univ of Michigan MI Math/CS 13
60 Deng, Calvin NC School of Sci&Math NC High School
59 Adhikari, Arka Princeton NJ Math 16
58 Lai, Luhang Univ of Michigan MI Math 14
49 Hamilton, Linus U Carnegie Mellon PA Math 16
47 Li, Zehao Worcester Poly Inst MA Phys 13
46 Chang, Alan Princeton NJ Math 14
46 Cao, Wesley Princeton NJ Math 15
45 Zhang, Zeyin Univ of Michigan MI Asian Studies 13
45 Sackel, Kevin R SUNY Stonybrook NY Math/Phys 13
43 Nguyen, Hai H Worcester Poly Inst MA Math/CS ?
41 Liang, Jason Y NC School of Sci&Math NC High School
40 Karnik, Santhosh Georgia Tech GA EE/Appl Math 13
40 Zhongyi, Zhang Univ of Michigan MI Math 15
40 Milu, Alexandru Duke NC Math 16
40 Druggan, Michael T Carnegie Mellon PA Math 15
40 Patel, Shonak P Carnegie Mellon PA Math 15
40 Stanford, Caleb D Brigham Young UT Math 16
40 Golze, Hiram B Brigham Young UT Math 13
40 Yang, Tianyi Brigham Young UT Math/Econ 14
40 Dittmer, Samuel J Brigham Young UT Math 14
40 Mihaluew, Casey R UVA VA Math/CS 13
39 Lowenstein, Ben S Harvey Mudd CA ? 16
39 Sun, Yifei Wabash College IN Math/Phys 13
39 Wang, Xinyang Johns Hopkins MD Math 14
39 Bhale, Rohan A Univ of MD MD Math/BioEng 14
39 Roytman, Bar Univ of Michigan MI Math 15
39 Talmage, Alan M WUSL MO Math/Phys 15
39 Do, Thao T SUNY Stonybrook NY Math 14
39 Li, Jason M Carnegie Mellon PA Math 16
39 Olund, Christopher T UVA VA Phys 13
38 Lam, Mo P SUNY Stonybrook NY Math/Stat 12
36 Wise, David M Carnegie Mellon PA Math/CS 15
35 Nguyen, Minh N Liberty VA Math 15
35 Robins, Jake A Univ of Penn PA Math 13
34 Buterakos, Donovan L Bluefield College VA ?
33 Thurman, Forrest B Univ of Central Florida FL Math 14
33 Tenzer, Ari M WUSL MO Math 13
33 Rex, Ying Duke NC Undecided 16
32 Sinha, Shiladitya Carnegie Mellon PA Math 13
32 Carrier, Daniel L Brigham Young UT Math 12

The score distribution was
Score Range Number of Contestants
58 to 70 5
40 to 57 18
32 to 39 19
21 to 31 47
15 to 20 91
10 to 14 130
5 to 9 36
1 to 4 7
0 310

For more details, see all the scores ranked

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

Several students failed to put their registration number on their solutions. Some of the solutions we could not assign to a student, in other cases we made a guess (so it is possible a students got points he/she never actually got).

Things were slowed down by hurricane Sandy; we were still receiving scripts last Wednesday (Nov 14).

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 26, 2013. Occasionally announcements about the competition will be posted in the newsgroup sci.math.