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**siva.eas****Member**- Registered: 2005-09-17
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Will anyone here be writing the Cayley Contest for mathematics in the February of 2006?

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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I just looked into old Cayley Contests and found that 1997 problem #15 had all four multiple choice answers incorrect, so I sent Waterloo an email.

http://www.cemc.uwaterloo.ca/english/contests/cayley.shtml

Woops, I made a mistake, I assumed the length of the integer was all zeros except for the

first digit, but actually their solution is right. Oops.

*Last edited by John E. Franklin (2005-12-25 13:00:54)*

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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You can find all the information about the contests here in pdf.

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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What fun, John! So they will get two emails now?

Some nice questions in there.

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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**siva.eas****Member**- Registered: 2005-09-17
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Just curious are you taking the Cayley Contest by any chance since you are interested enough to try some of the problem? John E. Franklin

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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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I'd guess not. The Cayley contest is for Year 10 people, and I seem to remember John E. Franklin being a considerable amount older. Sorry if I'm wrong, John.

Why did the vector cross the road?

It wanted to be normal.

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Yes, I sent them a second email telling of my mistake on problem #15, 1997.

mathsyperson is right, I'm in my late 30's.

I simply was trying out some of the problems I found on the internet at the

forementioned address in post #2 of this thread.

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