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Qualifying Quiz Solutions

Curious about the solutions to the Qualifying Quiz problems, or looking for feedback on your own Quiz solutions? Each year, we hold an online, interactive class, facilitated by a Mathcamp instructor, to discuss the Qualifying Quiz problems. In addition to the solutions themselves, we talk about how you would come up with a solution and how to write up your solution so that all of the necessary pieces are in place. The event is a real-time conversation where participants help guide us through the solutions and are able to ask questions throughout.

Upcoming Events:

We have already done our 2020 QQ Solutions Jam; see below for the transcript, and stay tuned for the next one in May 2021!

The events are free and open to the public. To attend, you must have an account at the Art of Problem Solving website. Follow their instructions for "Math Jams" here.

If you can't make it to the live class, you can always read the transcript, linked below after each event.

  • The 2020 Quiz Jam: Mathcamp Quiz committee members Linus Hamilton, Kevin Carde, Marisa Debowsky, and Mira Bernstein discussed solutions to the 2020 Quiz problems. Click here for the transcript (from May 12, 2020).
  • The 2019 Quiz Jam: Mathcamp Quiz committee members Adam Hesterberg, Kevin Carde, and Marisa Debowsky discussed solutions to the 2019 Quiz problems. Click here for the transcript (from May 14, 2019).
  • The 2018 Quiz Jam: Mathcamp Quiz committee members Misha Lavrov, Yasha Berchenko-Kogan, and Yulia Gorlina discussed solutions to the 2018 Quiz problems. Click here for the transcript (from May 14, 2018).
  • The 2017 Quiz Jam: Mathcamp instructors Marisa Debowsky, Kevin Carde, and Adam Hesterberg discussed solutions to the 2017 Quiz problems. Click here for the transcript (from May 17, 2017).
  • The 2016 Quiz Jam: Mathcamp instructors Marisa Debowsky and Kevin Carde discussed solutions to the 2016 Quiz problems. Click here for the transcript (from May 18, 2016).
  • The 2015 Quiz Jam: Mathcamp staff members Alex Stark and Halimeda Glickman-Hoch discussed solutions to the 2015 Quiz problems.
    • Click here for the Problems #3, #5 and #6 transcript (from June 23, 2015).
    • Click here for the Problems #1, #2 and #4 transcript (from June 29, 2015).
  • The 2014 Quiz Jam: Mathcamp instructor Mira Bernstein discussed solutions to the 2014 Quiz problems. Click here for the transcript (from June 16, 2014).
  • The 2012 Quiz Jam: Mathcamp instructor Yasha Berchenko-Kogan discussed solutions to the 2012 Quiz problems. Click here for the transcript (from June 26, 2012).
  • The 2010 Quiz Jam: Mathcamp instructor Dan Zaharopol discussed solutions to the 2010 Quiz problems. Click here for the transcript (from June 15th, 2010).

We hope you have enjoyed working on the Qualifying Quiz problems!