Putnam Mathematical Competition, 1998

Results of previous Putnam Competitions
The 1997 Putnam Competition
The 1996 Putnam Competition
The 1995 Putnam Competition

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-ninth Putnam Competition was held on Saturday, December 5, 1998. 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.

Twenty Grinnell undergraduates competed this year: Tim Andrews, Oleksiy Andriichenko, Michael Cooper, Corrine Glynn, Christian Kaiserlian, Andrew Kensler, Dmitry Krivin, Wanlin Liu, Ben Lockeretz, Andrew Meyer, Zorka Milin, Eric Otoo, John Pretz, Kyle Robertson, Nikhil Sohonie, Maile Walker, Catherine Williams, Annie Wilson, Adrian Wood, and Wei Zhao. Milin, Andriychenko, and Krivin made up our institutional team.


The Grinnell team ranked twenty-seventh of the 419 participating institutions. Krivin, Andriichenko, Andrews, Milin, Liu, and Meyer were individually cited in the MAA summary, respectively placing 138th, 292nd, 326th, 461st, 461st, and 461st among the 2581 contestants.

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