Putnam Mathematical Competition, 1995

Results of previous Putnam Competitions

The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is an annual event, sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America, in which undergraduate students at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada are asked to solve difficult problems in mathematics.

The fifty-sixth Putnam Competition was held on Saturday, December 2, 1995. It consisted of two examinations, each comprising six problems. Examination A was given in the morning, Examination B in the afternoon. Students were given three hours for each examination and could attempt any or all of the six problems.

Fourteen Grinnell undergraduates competed this year: Karen Ball, Renée Bourgeois, David Cavins, Bao-jun Jiang, Andrew Lee, John Liu, Bill Murphy, Jason Parsons, David Rudel, Ioannis Sarafidis, Rebecca Schuller, Chelsea Smock, Ivan Sykes, and Roc Yang. Jiang, Parsons, and Rudel made up our institutional team.


We received the MAA's summary of results on March 21, 1996. Grinnell's team placed eighty-third in the field of 306. Rudel, Jiang, and Liu were individually cited in the MAA summary, which listed the 513 highest scorers among the 2468 participants in the competition.

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