Putnam Mathematical Competition, 2000

Results of previous Putnam Competitions
The 1999 Putnam Competition
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 sixty-first Putnam Competition was held on Saturday, December 2, 2000. 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: Paul Bendich, Benjamin Blehm, Matthew Bond, Jeremy Bourdon, Michael Busha, Sarah Campbell, Atanas Djumaliev, Gabriela Dobrescu, Jonathan Emmons, Ming Gu, Dmitry Krivin, Rajendra Magar, Nicole Nelson, Benjamin Owen, Morgan Page, Dolph Robb, Kyle Robertson, Xu Wang, Jonathan Wellons, and Qi Zheng. Krivin, Djumaliev, and Dobrescu made up our institutional team.


The Grinnell team ranked forty-sixth among the 322 institutional teams. Krivin, Wang, Dobrescu, Bendich, and Wellons were individually cited in the MAA summary, respectively placing 289th, 298th, 353rd, 353rd, and 422nd among the 2818 contestants.

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