The Senior (Sixth Form) Maths Challenge 2015 took place last week. This is an annual competition organised by the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust which tests A Level mathematicians and challenges them to solve some frighteningly difficult problems.
The results were announced last night and we were thrilled to hear that Ririko Yoshie (Upper VI) had a positively stratospheric score that qualifies for the British Mathematical Olympiad in two weeks’ time. Her score was 30% higher than that required for a Gold certificate!
We were delighted that a further six girls achieved Bronze certificates and they are:
Ridhi Thukral, Upper VI
Lida Ghanadian, Upper VI
Sophie Soerland, Upper VI
Anastasia Petrovic, Lower VI
Simran Bal, Lower VI
and Rebecca Ball, Lower VI
Many congratulations to our wonderful mathematicians and the Mathematics Department on this great achievement!
If any of you reading this article are budding mathematical stars, you may like to try one of the questions from this year’s paper.
Peter has 25 cards, each printed with a different integer from 1 to 25. He wishes to place N cards in a single row so that the numbers on every adjacent pair of cards have a prime factor in common. What is the largest value of N for which this is possible?
A 16 B 18 C 20 D 22 E 24
Good luck!Categories: Sixth Form