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A First Step to Mathematical Olympiad Problems


The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is an annual international mathematics competition held for pre-collegiate students. 

The material contained in this book provides an introduction to the main mathematical topics covered in the IMO, which are: Combinatorics, Geometry and Number Theory. In addition, there is a special emphasis on how to approach unseen questions in Mathematics, and model the writing of proofs. Full answers are given to all questions.

Key Features:

  • An introduction to the main mathematical topics covered in the IMO
  • Easily comprehensible to students
  • Full solutions provided to all mathematical problems

Contents: Jugs and Stamps: How to Solve Problems; Combinatorics I; Graph Theory; Number Theory 1; Geometry 1; Proof; Geometry 2; Some IMO Problems;

Though A First Step to Mathematical Olympiad Problems is written from the perspective of a mathematician, it is written in a way that makes it easily comprehensible to adolescents. This book is also a must-read for coaches and instructors of mathematical competitions.


Cover: Soft
Number of Pages: 296
Author(s): Jiagu Xu (Former Professor of Mathematics, Fudan University, China) 
ISBN: 978-981-4368-96-4 

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