Putnam Mathematical Competition, 1999

Results of previous Putnam Competitions
The 1998 Putnam Competition
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 sixtieth Putnam Competition was held on Saturday, December 4, 1999. 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: Katherine Anderson, Oleksiy Andriychenko, Paul Bendich, Ben Blehm, Jeremy Bourdon, Sarah Campbell, Michael Cooper, Atanas Djumaliev, Alex Ford, Ming Gu, Steven Hailey-Dunsheath, Dmitry Krivin, Rajendra Magar, Zorka Milin, Sarah Nuss-Warren, John Pretz, and Jared Seaman. Andriychenko, Krivin, and Milin made up our institutional team.


The Grinnell team ranked eighty-ninth of the 431 participating institutions. Krivin, Djumaliev, and Gu were individually cited in the MAA summary, respectively placing 161st, 289th, and 289th among the 2900 contestants.

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