Wednesday, March 08, 2006


Just out of curiosity, who else took the AIME? I think it'd be cool to know how much people improved their AIME scores because I know that both Amir and I improved our scores a lot since last year.


Blogger amirhtlusa said...

congrats to Edward for getting such a high score

i got 10 (index: 250)
favorite problem: 13 (go INDUCTION)
least favorite: 8, 14

and 15 is defenatly not as simple as it looks

6:40 PM, March 08, 2006  
Blogger Edward said...

Congrats to Amir for having a ridiculously high index score! I got 11, a 4-point improvement from last year. I thought 15 was cool, mainly because I got it right. I agree that 8 and 14 were not fun, but 13 just aggravated me since I kept getting different equations. I think 10 was the dumbest problem ever, though, since it required so little math, and several people I know who tried using math didn't get it right.

6:46 PM, March 08, 2006  
Blogger CalcyNinja said...

No AIME for me :(

At Roosevelt, we only ever get the Atlantic-Pacific, and they've stopped doing that one, too.

7:22 PM, March 08, 2006  
Blogger Rachel said...

I got an 8. I regret wasting so much time on the trig one, which prevented me from trying some other questions I might have gotten, but I will be happy anyway if I qualify for the USAMO. I was surprised that the AIME writers could not think of anything more interesting for #1, but I guess that's why it's a #1.

3:40 PM, March 09, 2006  
Blogger amirhtlusa said...

good job Rachel
You defenatly will qualify for USAMO, cause the floor wont, by any chance, be higher than 8

what did adam get? how did the Garfield people do in general?

5:36 PM, March 09, 2006  
Blogger Edward said...

Congrats Rachel! I definitely think that 8 should be enough to qualify for the USAMO using the floor value.

Ugh, #1 was lame. I spent 15 minutes trying to understand what was wrong with my diagram when I finally realized that the diagonals weren't supposed to be perpendicular. It's such an easy problem once you realize what it looks like, but it's super easy to be careless like me and misinterpret the problem.

7:23 PM, March 09, 2006  
Blogger Rachel said...

In answer to Amir's question, I think that Adam got about an 11-12, Justin an 8, and everybody else a 4 or below, but don't quote me on that because I don't know for sure.
And congratulations to Amir and Edward for the double-digit scores!

7:32 PM, March 09, 2006  
Blogger amirhtlusa said...

thats interesting

how did the rest of SIMUWers do? kunal, daniel, henry, scott, others....

8:00 PM, March 09, 2006  
Blogger Simfish said...

Unfortunately, I'm disqualified for it now. But my school had 27 AIME qualifiers, and my brother qualified. On the other hand though, 2nd place got only around 112.5 on the AIME or something like that (my school doesn't have a lot of super-motivated people, and since the top person is not social at all, there is no social group that really supports math performance).

12:49 AM, March 12, 2006  
Blogger Simfish said...

Oh, and my high school doesn't even have a math team anymore (ironic considering that 27 qualified for the AIME - it's just that the group there is intelligent, but not academically oriented, which was a major reason for my defection to the UW, because I'm academically oriented and quite sensing) - my brother just came through his junior high team..

1:05 AM, March 12, 2006  
Blogger jimmy!! da^da^da`daa~~ said...

do they give you solutions after the test like they did in AMC? not a lot of ppl in my school were interested in math contests, but of the 10 ppl that i thought were good, only 4 qualified for AIME. Ironically my school is best known for music, so not great place for math ppl.

2:11 PM, March 12, 2006  
Blogger Kunal said...

hehe...I screwed up #1. When there were 15 or so minutes left in the test, I realized that my drawing was I frantically tried to redraw it before I ran out of time. My estimate answer was 86...2 off of the write answer.

I liked number 3 (if that was the one that had the big square root). There was a USAMTS problem very similar to it, so it was easy.

I can't really remember any of the other problems...that always happens to me every time I take a test...Oh well...

I'm sure I didn't qualify for USAMO, though its great to hear that many SIMUW-ers will!


4:24 PM, March 13, 2006  
Blogger amirhtlusa said...

i heard they will announce the USAMO qualifiers this tuesday...

lets keep our fingers crossed!

9:42 PM, March 24, 2006  

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