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The overseas Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is an annual foreign arithmetic festival held for pre-collegiate scholars. it's also the oldest of the foreign technology olympiads, and festival for areas is especially fierce. This booklet is an amalgamation of the 1st eight of 15 booklets initially produced to steer scholars aspiring to contend for placement on their country's IMO team.

The fabric contained during this booklet presents an creation to the most mathematical themes lined within the IMO, that are: Combinatorics, Geometry and quantity thought. moreover, there's a exact emphasis on easy methods to process unseen questions in arithmetic, and version the writing of proofs. complete solutions are given to all questions.

Though A First Step to Mathematical Olympiad Problems is written from the viewpoint of a mathematician, it's written in a fashion that makes it simply understandable to kids. This booklet can be a must-read for coaches and teachers of mathematical competitions.

Contents:

  • Jugs and Stamps: the right way to resolve Problems
  • Combinatorics I
  • Graph Theory
  • Number conception 1
  • Geometry 1
  • Proof
  • Geometry 2
  • Some IMO Problems

Readership: institution scholars prepared to benefit extra of arithmetic and in particular arithmetic concerning the IMO; coaches and teachers of mathematical competitions.

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