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#1 2005-12-24 10:00:25

siva.eas
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Cayley Contest

Will anyone here be writing the Cayley Contest for mathematics in the February of 2006?

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#2 2005-12-25 12:52:37

John E. Franklin
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Re: Cayley Contest

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.

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#3 2005-12-25 16:31:32

ganesh
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Re: Cayley Contest

You can find all the information about the contests here in pdf.


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#4 2005-12-25 20:01:46

MathsIsFun
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Re: Cayley Contest

What fun, John! So they will get two emails now?

Some nice questions in there.


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#5 2005-12-26 10:14:55

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Re: Cayley Contest

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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#6 2005-12-26 11:04:09

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Re: Cayley Contest

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.


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It wanted to be normal.

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#7 2005-12-27 06:26:27

John E. Franklin
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Re: Cayley Contest

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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