Item Analysis for the Forty-Eighth

Michigan Mathematics Prize Competition
Part I, October 6, 2004
PROBLEM

ANSWER
A

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40

B
A
C
D
C
B
C
A
D
C
A
B
E
B
D
B
A
C
B
E
C
D
E
B
E
D
B
C
D
A
C
A
E
D
C
A
E
C
B
D

Notes:

N
464
6753
1634
2564
1613
1434
1698
2263
1524
3106
2219
974
2492
882
3274
524
2386
1201
1640
1805
2570
882
1481
1773
1353
3263
1344
892
2623
2298
1646
1229
3407
1090
1799
1989
2365
1311
1082
1142

B
%
4.58
67.25
16.54
25.57
16.15
14.28
17.09
22.51
15.17
31.09
22.00
9.81
24.75
8.83
32.47
5.19
23.66
12.05
16.23
18.10
25.52
8.83
14.72
17.75
13.69
32.48
13.59
8.88
26.41
23.05
16.39
12.40
33.98
10.93
18.02
20.11
23.79
13.12
10.94
11.42

N
7317
1060
3144
1078
1423
2577
2076
2119
3050
2416
1844
2445
3493
2236
925
1406
1153
1983
3204
2773
2194
1421
1395
3562
2420
1311
2826
2446
2378
2954
2423
2053
1203
4490
1892
1917
1417
1937
3692
2096

%
72.26
10.56
31.82
10.75
14.25
25.66
20.90
21.08
30.35
24.18
18.28
24.64
34.69
22.38
9.17
13.93
11.43
19.90
31.71
27.81
21.79
14.23
13.87
35.65
24.49
13.05
28.57
24.36
23.95
29.63
24.12
20.71
12.00
45.04
18.95
19.38
14.25
19.39
37.32
20.97

RESPONSES
C
N
%
429
4.24
1163
11.58
2405 24.34
1924
19.18
3340 33.44
2139
21.30
3291 33.13
2236
22.24
2022
20.12
1980 19.82
1113
11.03
2046
20.62
1571
15.60
1245
12.46
1311
13.00
588
5.83
978
9.70
4177 41.91
910
9.01
2619
26.27
2536 25.19
2286
22.90
2868
28.51
2032
20.34
2412
24.41
1837
18.29
1957
19.78
1245 12.40
2285
23.01
1721
17.26
3131 31.17
3171
31.98
1588
15.84
1510
15.15
1999 20.03
3020
30.53
1762
17.72
4968 49.72
2106
21.29
898
8.98

D
N
163
502
1429
2007
1627
1378
1552
1647
2048
1616
1692
3111
667
836
3166
567
1698
1033
3211
1177
1193
2986
2280
1080
2288
2876
2217
1817
1062
1473
2001
1877
2519
1895
1583
1888
1763
1169
1731
5284

Numbers for correct responses are bolded.
Percentage of A-E responses taken from sum of A-E responses.
Percentage of "No Response" taken from number of participants.

%
1.61
5.00
14.46
20.01
16.29
13.72
15.62
16.38
20.38
16.17
16.77
31.35
6.62
8.37
31.40
5.62
16.84
10.37
31.78
11.81
11.85
29.91
22.66
10.81
23.16
28.63
22.41
18.09
10.69
14.77
19.92
18.93
25.12
19.01
15.86
19.08
17.73
11.70
17.50
52.86

E
N
1753
563
1268
2456
1985
2515
1318
1788
1404
873
3219
1348
1847
4794
1407
7007
3869
1572
1139
1596
1576
2409
2036
1544
1408
758
1548
3642
1582
1524
843
1585
1309
985
2709
1079
2635
606
1281
576

%
17.31
5.61
12.83
24.49
19.87
25.04
13.27
17.79
13.97
8.74
31.91
13.58
18.34
47.97
13.95
69.43
38.37
15.77
11.27
16.01
15.65
24.13
20.24
15.45
14.25
7.55
15.65
36.27
15.93
15.29
8.39
15.99
13.06
9.88
27.14
10.91
26.50
6.07
12.95
5.76

No Response
N
%
40
0.35
125
1.09
286
2.49
137
1.19
178
1.55
123
1.07
231
2.01
113
0.98
118
1.03
175
1.52
79
0.69
242
2.11
96
0.84
173
1.51
83
0.72
74
0.64
82
0.71
200
1.74
62
0.54
196
1.71
97
0.84
182
1.58
106
0.92
175
1.52
285
2.48
121
1.05
274
2.38
124
1.08
236
2.05
196
1.71
122
1.06
251
2.18
140
1.22
196
1.71
184
1.60
273
2.38
224
1.95
175
1.52
274
2.38
170
1.48