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Shiva Kintali
on Aug. 28, 2013 | Updated Jan. 4, 2018
7 points inside a hexagon
Consider a hexagon \(H\) with side length 1. Given any 7 points inside \(H\), show that at least two points are separated by a distance of at most 1.
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on Nov. 14, 2016 | Updated Jan. 4, 2018
International Mathematical Olympiad 2016 Problem 5
The equation \((x-1)(x-2)(x-3)...(x-2016) = (x-1)(x-2)(x-3)...(x-2016)\) is written on a board, with 2016 linear factors on each side. What is the least possible value of \(k\) for which it is p…
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Shiva Kintali
on June 24, 2012 | Updated Dec. 6, 2017
Toggling 100 doors
There are 100 doors numbered 1 to 100 in a row. There are 100 people. The first person opens all the doors. The second person closes all the even-numbered doors. The third person changes the state of…
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True IMO
on July 1, 2017 | Updated Jan. 4, 2018
International Mathematical Olympiad 2015 Problem 2
Determine all triples of positive integers such that each of the numbers is a power of 2.
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on July 21, 2016 | Updated Jan. 4, 2018
International Mathematical Olympiad 2016 Problem 3
Let \(P = A_1, A_2 \dots A_k\) be a convex polygon on the plane. The vertices \(P = A_1, A_2 \dots A_k\) have integral coordinates and lie on a circle. Let \(S\) be the area of \(P\). An odd positive …
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Shiva Kintali
on Oct. 21, 2014 | Updated Jan. 4, 2018
Farmers and Chickens
Three farmers were selling chickens at the local market. One farmer had 10 chickens to sell, another had 16 chickens to sell, and the last had 26 chickens to sell. In order not to compete with each …
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Shiva Kintali
on June 6, 2014 | Updated Jan. 4, 2018
Constructible polygons
A constructible polygon is a regular polygon that can be constructed with compass and straightedge. For example, a regular pentagon is constructible with compass and straightedge while a regular hepta…
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Shiva Kintali
on Aug. 20, 2013 | Updated Jan. 4, 2018
Bug in a cube
A bug is sitting in one corner of a cube-shaped room. What is the shortest path to go to the extreme opposite corner (i.e., the corner that is farthest) ?
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Shiva Kintali
on April 1, 2014 | Updated Dec. 6, 2017
Designing two dice
You are given two blank dice i.e., all the sides of the dice are blank. You are allowed to write any integers on the sides of the dice. Only one integer on each side. Write the integers such that …
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on May 7, 2014 | Updated Jan. 4, 2018
Sock Drawer puzzle
There are 10 socks of each of the following colors in a drawer: red blue green black white i.e., there are 50 socks. The socks are arbitrarily distributed in the drawer. You are blind-f…
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