# Tag Archives: math prize for girls

## 2012 Math Prize for Girls: #16-20

Here are comments and solutions to (some of) the problems on the 2012 Math Prize for Girls contest that took place at MIT on September 22.

## Mental Madness at Math Prize for Girls

Tonight was the glorious Math Games Night at Math Prize for Girls. This year, the event took place in the stunning tenth floor of the Microsoft NERD Center. There were activities of all shapes and sizes: modular origami, traditional games, … Continue reading

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## 2011 Math Prize for Girls: #1-5

Here are comments and solutions to problems 1-5 on the 2011 Math Prize for Girls contest that took place at MIT on September 17, 2011. Earlier I blogged comments and solutions for problems 6-10, problems 11-15, and problems 16-20.

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## 2011 Math Prize for Girls: #6-10

Here are comments and solutions to problems 6-10 on the 2011 Math Prize for Girls contest that took place at MIT on September 17, 2011. Earlier I blogged comments and solutions for problems 11-15 and problems 16-20.

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## 2011 Math Prize for Girls: #11-15

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## 2011 Math Prize for Girls: #16-20

Here are comments and solutions to (some of) the problems on the 2011 Math Prize for Girls contest that took place at MIT on September 17. I’m going to try to resolve the problems in a straightforward, lo-tech way. I might indicate … Continue reading

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## 2010 Math Prize for Girls, Problems 16-20

Problem #16 This problem involves standard manipulations with power series. In this case, technical issues about convergence are not important, so you can manipulate the expressions much as though they were polynomials and use the fact that if two power … Continue reading

## 2010 Math Prize for Girls, Problems 11-15

The official solution to problem #11 doesn’t actually prove that the “snug” circle is largest possible; it just claims that it is “clear.” If it isn’t clear to you, you could proceed by showing that any circle contained inside the … Continue reading