Daily Archives: April 15, 2012

2012 AIME 1 Problem #12

I was checking out Mess or Math?’s cool blog and her latest post wonders whether problem 12 on the 2012 AIME 1 has a simple solution. Simple is a subjective term. The problem’s setup certainly suggests invoking things like the … Continue reading

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Postulates, Proofs, and Obviousness

This is a response to the following question posted by fiftyducklings as a comment to Fraction Satisfaction: In geometry, we learned things like “segment addition postulate” and “area addition postulate,” which were pretty intuitive statements. But then I looked at … Continue reading

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