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1996 AJHSME problems and solutions

Especially in the past six years, the problems committee has attempted to make the first ten problems accessible even to middle school students. The test became accessible to a much larger body of students. As you read below how the AMC exams have evolved, you will see that they have moved towards greater participation at many grade levels, much less emphasis on speed and intricate calculation, and greater emphasis on crtical thinking and the interrelations between different parts of mathematics.

Correct answers will be worth 6 points and blanks will be worth 2 points, so the top possible score is still Beginning ineach student was asked to indicate their sex on the answer form.

In the number of questions was reduced from 50 to 40 and in was again reduced from 40 to Many of the early problems are what we might call exercises. In the early s trigonometry and geometric probability problems were introduced.

Note that each problem is numbered by year together with its position on the test in its year of appearance. The configurations might be most easily defined using ajhse value, or floor, or ceiling notation greatest and least integer functions.


The first such exam was given in For example, consider [] below: With the increasing need to enable all students to learn as much mathematics as they are able, the AMC has moved away from encouraging solutins the most able students to participate.

The allowance of the calculator has had the effect of limiting the use of certain computational types of problems. Many of the recent harder problems in contrast require some special insight.

Compare, for example [], one of the three hardest that year with number []. Students whose first inclination is to construct the graph of the function will be led to the answer 2 since in each viewing window, the function aihsme to have just two intercepts.

For example, the problem above is listed as [], which means that it was problem number 10 on the exam. Problems involving several areas of mathematics are much more common now, especially problems which shed light on the rich interplay between algebra and geometry, between algebra and number theory, and between geometry and combinatorics. There has been a distinction between wrong answers and blanks since the beginning, first with a penalty for wrong answers, and later with a bonus for blanks.

A few problems of this type are double counted. The table below shows how many problems of each of ten types appeared in each of the five decades of 19996 exam and the percent of the problems during that decade which are classified of that type.

Thus 19966 which become more difficult when the calculator is used indiscriminately are becoming increasingly popular with the committee. Ajhsmw, and Leo J. Referring to the Special Fiftieth Anniversary AHSME, problems [], [], [], [], [], [], [], and [] would all have to be eliminated for this year’s contest, either because of the graphing calculator’s solve and graphing capabilities or because of the symbolic algebra capabilities of some recent calculators.


With this in mind, the American Mathematics Competitions will introduce in February the AMC10 aimed at students in grades 10 and below. In the early years, there were some computational problems.


Previous tothe scoring of the exam was done locally, in some states by the teacher-managers themselves and in other states by the volunteer state director.

It is interesting to see the how the test has changed over the years. Note that even the hardest problems in the early years often required only algebraic and geometric skills.

At this time, the organizational unit became the American Mathematics Competitions. Perhaps this is a good time to look at the history of the exam, its sponsorship, and its evolution–and important changes to begin in the year Of course the availability of the graphing calculator, and now calculators with computer algebra systems CAS capabilities has changed the types of questions that can be asked.

The scoring system has changed over the history of the exam. Many early problems involved the simplification of complex fractions, or difficult factoring.

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