The Hard Mathematical Olympiad Problems and Their Solutions

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AuthorHouse, 2011 - Mathematics - 302 pages
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This book shows the approaches to solving many difficult Mathematical Olympiad and other international problems posted at the www.mathlinks.ro, the largest mathematical webpage that has most of the problems used to select the talented students of the world. At the time of this book's publication, the solutions to many of these problems are not yet available. This book is not only as much about methods of solving mathematical problems as it is about various approaches to solving the difficult problems in general. It is a first step in examining the creativity that goes into problem-solving. The real points of the book are the enumeration of problem-solving strategies and the tricks applied to solve the problems. The approaches in the book build understanding and not just methods in solving problems. This book is a must read for many math students and is useful for many teachers around the world.

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