Los Angeles Math Circle

LAMC Meetings • 2019-2020 Academic Year

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10/6/2019
We will discuss a few properties concerning representations of nonnegative integers and rationals in a general base (such as divisibility criteria), and particularly in base 10. Then we will apply this knowledge to several Olympiad-type Number Theory problems.














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10/13/2019
We will solve a variety of geometry problems involving the computation of a length or an area, or using notions about areas to prove an identity. The problems range in difficulty from introductory to fairly challenging.










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10/20/2019

We solve a couple of introductory problems to Graph Theory and several harder ones. The lesson spans over two weeks.

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10/27/2019

We continue the lesson from last week with a few Olympiad-type problems in Graph Theory.

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11/3/2019

We discuss various techniques for solving problems involving integer inequalities, specific to Olympiad Number Theory.

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11/10/2019

We continue the lecture from last time, with a few additional Olympiad-type Number Theory problems.

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11/17/2019

We define convexity, convex hulls and triangulations, then solve a few Olympiad-type problems in Geometric Combinatorics.

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11/23/2019

We define and discuss basic concepts from trigonometry, including the law of sines and the law of cosines. We then apply these notions to solving several Olympiad-type geometry problems.

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1/12/2020

We state and prove Ceva's theorem, then solve a few Olympiad-type problems.

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1/19/2020

The students took a 2-hour long practice exam for BAMO-type competitions. There were 3 problems (in Geometry, Combinatorics and Number Theory).

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1/26/2020

Today we discussed the solutions for Practice Exam 1, and then solved three other problems.

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2/2/2020

The students took an Olympiad-style practice exam with 3 problems (in Geometry, Algebra, and Combinatorics).

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2/9/2020

Today we went through the solutions for the practice exam, and we solved a few extra problems in class.

Next time there will be no class (President's Day)

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2/23/2020

We solve five final practice problems for the Bay Area Mathematical Olympiad.

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3/1/2020

We introduce and study the basic properties of complex numbers, with the goal of using them to solve geometry problems.

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