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Summer Contest Results August 23, 2011

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  1. Andrew Tao
  2. Eugene Chen
  3. Lewis Chen
  4. Brian Shimanuki
  5. Steven Hao
  6. Nick Haliday
  7. Kun Liu
  8. 한웅 (Andrew Kim)
  9. Rick Huang
  10. Andy Jiang

Full rankings: (more…)

End of Summer Contest August 16, 2011

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Problem #149 was the last contest problem. The contest will end in one week (Tuesday, August 23 at 4PM EST).

End of Fourth Two-Week Period August 16, 2011

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Please join us in congratulating Brian Shimanuki, the winner of the third two-week period. This period spanned problems $136$ through $149$.

As the top-scoring solver over the past two weeks that hasn’t already won a two-week prize, Brian wins a $\$10$ gift card of his choice. You can view the full rankings for these two weeks after the jump. (more…)

End of Third Two-Week Period August 2, 2011

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Please join us in congratulating Eugene Chen, the winner of the third two-week period. This period spanned problems $122$ through $135$.

As the top-scoring solver over the past two weeks that hasn’t already won a two-week prize, Eugene wins a $\$10$ gift card of his choice. You can view the full rankings for these two weeks after the jump. (more…)

End of Second Two-Week Period July 19, 2011

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Please join us in congratulating Lewis Chen, the winner of the second two-week period. This period spanned problems $108$ through $121$.

As the top-scoring solver over the past two weeks that hasn’t already won a two-week prize, Lewis wins a $\$10$ gift card of his choice. You can view the full rankings for these two weeks after the jump. (more…)

End of First Two-Week Period July 5, 2011

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Please join us in congratulating Andrew Tao, the winner of the first two-week period. This period spanned problems $94$ through $107$.

As the top-scoring solver over the past two weeks, Andrew wins a $\$10$ gift card of his choice. You can view the full rankings for these two weeks after the jump. (more…)

Summer Contest 2011 Prizes June 25, 2011

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The MPotD Summer 2011 Contest is now underway, and we are pleased to announce that competitors will be able to earn significant prizes throughout the summer.

Short-term rankings will be maintained for each of the first four two-week periods of the contest, and the top solver from each period will receive a $10 gift card of their choice. However, each competitor can only win this prize once.

Additionally, overall rankings will be maintained for the duration of the competition. At the end of the summer, top solvers will receive prizes in the form of gift cards of their choice. The top two finishers will also receive Bitcable gift cards, good for 6 months of web hosting.

$1^{\mathrm{st}}$ $\$100$ Gift Card+ $\$15$ Bitcable
$2^{\mathrm{nd}}$ $\$75$ Gift Card+ $\$15$ Bitcable
$3^{\mathrm{rd}}$ $\$50$ Gift Card
$4^{\mathrm{th}}$ $\$25$ Gift Card
Top $10$ Math Problem of the Day T-Shirt
Special Prize $\$10$ Gift Card or MPotD T-Shirt

MPotD Summer Contest June 21, 2011

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We are pleased to announce that with today’s problem, our summer competition will officially commence. Readers are encouraged to submit their answers to the daily problems and earn points.

Simply click the title of any PotD posted on or after today to access the submission form. For example, you can submit your answers to the first problem here.

For each problem solved correctly, competitors will receive $1$ point. Additionally, solvers are given a small score bonus based on the total number of times a problem is solved as well as the number of people to solve it before them.

The bonus function is monotonically decreasing in both the number of solvers as well as the rank of the competitor. The intent here is that faster solvers and solvers of harder problems will receive a small score bonus.

In order to give everyone a fair shot at solving problems quickly, new problems will be posted every day at $4$ PM EDT. We wouldn’t want to force you to actually wake up in the morning.

Top solvers will receive prizes at the end of the summer. You can view real-time point totals on the Scoreboard to see where you stand.

Points are associated with your forum account, so you will have to register if you have not done so already.

Please note that unless otherwise indicated, the use of computational aids such as calculators or computer software is strictly prohibited. Additionally, guessing will result in ineligibility to receive points for the problem(s) involved.

Feel free to email us if you have any questions.

Happy problem solving!