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04272010  #1 
Join Date: Feb 2010
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This is about MathCounts
If you are reading good but I am going to start a Mock MathCounts post a comment if you want to join
This should train you to win the school MathCounts competition and the Chapter at least the First problem i am taking from old sprint problems from chapter and state Problem 1 of the ste sprint of this year ( the winner of the NC MathCounts is Kavi Jain an 8th grader from our school he got a perfect score)Sharon bought a mixture of nuts that was made up of pecans, walnuts and cashews in a ratio by weight of 2:3:1, respectively. If she bought 9 pounds of nuts, how many pounds of walnuts were in the mixture? Express your answer as a decimal to the nearest tenth. There are 2 tests that affect your individual score The Sprint a quick 40 minute test for 30 questions that is why it is called the Sprint it is quick The Target a test of 4 different sheets that have 6 minutes for 2 questions total 8 questions 2 questions per sheet This is why it is called the target you have time to target the answer These are the most important if you are a individual competitor. The Team important for team but not individuals. 10 hard questions and you solve them in 30 minutes.(our school is very prestigious and got 5th in the states and 1st in the chapter competition.) sprint questions are 1 point each and target are 2 points each totaling to a 46 and perfect scores are ridiculously hard to get especially at the states (this is also in my blog please read 5 points for the first 5 people who answer correctly and post the comment on my blog) 
04272010  #2 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 117

Countdown round
Countdown to victory the countdown is a quick rapid fire contest where contestants press buttons and who ever is first the the correct answer gets the point in 5 questions if a person gets 2 point first get the victory if none then oh well all participants lose.
This is the interesting part of MathCounts From now on i am going to give 3 points to the 1st person that answers the questions 1 questions each day on my blog from sate sprints then i will move to target team then countdown Sprint is 3 points for the 1st person 2 points for targets 5 points for team questions 2 for countdown problems For todays question actually 2 points for the first 5 people 
04272010  #3 
Join Date: Mar 2010
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believe me i really want to be good at Mathcounts i was really close to winning i need some practice i think your question was from the sprint of this year and the answer is 4.5
since 2+3+1 (this is the ratio)=6 you have 9pounds over 6 parts each part is 9/6 or 3/2 so 3/2 multiplied by 3 since respectively it is the 3 so you have 4.5 pounds 
04282010  #4 
Join Date: Feb 2010
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answer
that is a correct answer but you must post on the blog as i said to recieve your points so you must do so ok?

04282010  #5 
Join Date: Feb 2010
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The important part
The most important part it is nt about geeting them right they are hard tough questions nor are the points it is learning and the training so when you go to these competitionsyou won't be dissapointed tell your teacher or whatever to participate in MathCounts

04282010  #6 
Join Date: Feb 2010
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Countdown
i will have a competition the 2 people have to be on at the same time
i will post problems (5 at a time) then the 1st to answer all correctly will win but remember you must schedule your time with another player or you won't get the prize The prize is 50 points This is VIP only(not to be discriminatory) but VIPs post instantly so i can see their answers hints good typing skills fast thinking being prepared I will attach the questions as a file the 1st is problem set 1 the second problem set 2 to give you all a warm up and bonus 10 points for answering all 5 correctly 
05012010  #7 
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number 3
What is the sum of the units digits of all the multiples of 3 between 0 and 50?

05012010  #8 
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2nd bonus set
10 points for the 1st person who answers all correctly

05022010  #9 
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number 4
4. An item in a store is originally priced at $4.00. A clerk marks the item up by 100%. After that, a second clerk marks the new price up by 200%. What was the final price after the two markups?

05022010  #10 
Join Date: Feb 2010
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bonus points
if any of you have received a rank in Math Counts above 5th place in chapter states or nationals i will award you points by this
Chapter 1st 5 2nd 4 3rd 3 4th 2 5th 1 States 1st 50 2nd 40 3rd 30 4th 20 5th 10 Nationals 1st 250 2nd 200 3rd 150 4th 100 5th 50 Countdown Chapter 25 States 50 National 100 Team points Chapter 1st 6 2nd 5 3rd 4 4th 3 5th 2 States 1st 100 2nd 80 3rd 60 4th 40 5th 20 Nationals 1st 500 2nd 400 3rd 300 
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