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Mathematical Olympiads 19951996 Olympiad Around TheWorld

Mathematical Olympiads 19951996 Olympiad Around TheWorld

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Preface
This book is a continuation
Mathematical Olympiads 1995-1996: Olympiad Problems from Around the World 
, published by the American Mathemat-ics Competitions. It contains solutions to the problems from 25 nationaland regional contests featured in the earlier pamphlet, together with se-lected problems (without solutions) from national and regional contestsgiven during 1997.This collection is intended as practice for the serious student whowishes to improve his or her performance on the USAMO. Some of theproblems are comparable to the USAMO in that they came from na-tional contests. Others are harder, as some countries first have a nationalolympiad, and later one or more exams to select a team for the IMO. Andsome problems come from regional international contests (“mini-IMOs”).Different nations have different mathematical cultures, so you will findsome of these problems extremely hard and some rather easy. We havetried to present a wide variety of problems, especially from those countriesthat have often done well at the IMO.Each contest has its own time limit. We have not furnished this in-formation, because we have not always included complete contests. As arule of thumb, most contests allow a time limit ranging between one-half to one full hour per problem.Thanks to Walter Mientka for his continuing support of this project,and to the students of the 1997 Mathematical Olympiad Summer Programfor their help in preparing solutions.The problems in this publication are copyrighted. Requests for repro-duction permissions should be directed to:Dr. Walter MientkaSecretary, IMO Advisory Broad1740 Vine StreetLincoln, NE 68588-0658, USA.
 
Contents
1 1996 National Contests:Problems and Solutions 3
1.1 Bulgaria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.2 Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91.3 China . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121.4 Czech and Slovak Republics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171.5 France . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221.6 Germany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251.7 Greece . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271.8 Iran . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291.9 Ireland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341.10 Italy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381.11 Japan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411.12 Poland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 441.13 Romania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 471.14 Russia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 571.15 Spain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 761.16 Turkey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 811.17 United Kingdom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 841.18 United States of America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 891.19 Vietnam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
2 1996 Regional Contests:Problems and Solutions 100
2.1 Asian Pacific Mathematics Olympiad . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1002.2 Austrian-Polish Mathematics Competition . . . . . . . . . . 1032.3 Balkan Mathematical Olympiad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1082.4 Czech-Slovak Match . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1102.5 Iberoamerican Olympiad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1142.6 St. Petersburg City Mathematical Olympiad . . . . . . . . 118
3 1997 National Contests:Problems 131
3.1 Austria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1313.2 Bulgaria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1323.3 Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1363.4 China . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1371
 
3.5 Colombia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1393.6 Czech and Slovak Republics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1403.7 France . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1413.8 Germany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1423.9 Greece . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1443.10 Hungary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1453.11 Iran . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1463.12 Ireland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1473.13 Italy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1483.14 Japan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1493.15 Korea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1503.16 Poland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1523.17 Romania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1533.18 Russia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1553.19 South Africa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1613.20 Spain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1623.21 Taiwan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1633.22 Turkey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1653.23 Ukraine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1663.24 United Kingdom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1673.25 United States of America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1683.26 Vietnam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
4 1997 Regional Contests:Problems 170
4.1 Asian Pacific Mathematics Olympiad . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1704.2 Austrian-Polish Mathematical Competition . . . . . . . . . 1714.3 Czech-Slovak Match . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1734.4 Hungary-Israel Mathematics Competition . . . . . . . . . . 1744.5 Iberoamerican Mathematical Olympiad . . . . . . . . . . . 1754.6 Nordic Mathematical Contest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1774.7 Rio Plata Mathematical Olympiad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1784.8 St. Petersburg City Mathematical Olympiad (Russia) . . . 1792

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