I might be taking AIME later this year for my school's math club. I'd like to know what it's about as well. All I know so far is that there are 15 grid-in questions w/answers integers between 1 and 999 and that it is very difficult.
The AMC/AIME/USAMO are the progressively difficult series of national level math exams. They require a high level of math ability, but not necessarily a very high level of course work. Google and you can find out much more.
Generally, to take the AIME, you have to qualify, normally by doing well on the AMC 10 or 12.
the problem given above is one of the easiest problem that can be given.
It gets a lot harder as the problem numbers go up.
Mostly, you have to score above 100 on AMC12 to get into AIME.
Trust me, it is WAY harder than SAT1 math or SAT2 math.
People who can get into AIME can basically ace SAT1 math unless they make mistakes.
its both.
first 15 problems or so are relatively easy.
Then, from on, you need to think rele creatively or more knowledge might actually help u.
Although calculus does not help at all I believe.
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Generally, to take the AIME, you have to qualify, normally by doing well on the AMC 10 or 12.
That #13:
Let A, B, and C, denote the radii of the circles after which they're named.
2A + 2B + 2C = 12
A+B+C = 6
A+B = 3
A+C = 4
B+C = 5
Solve everything in terms of A...
A = A
B = 3-A
C = 5 -(3-A) = 2+A
6 = A+5
A = 1
A = 1; B = 2; C = 3
Sum of Areas = (1^2)pi + (2^2)pi + (3^2)pi = 14 pi.
That's easier than an SAT geometry problem, yes?
the sat math isn't that bad.
It gets a lot harder as the problem numbers go up.
Mostly, you have to score above 100 on AMC12 to get into AIME.
Trust me, it is WAY harder than SAT1 math or SAT2 math.
People who can get into AIME can basically ace SAT1 math unless they make mistakes.
first 15 problems or so are relatively easy.
Then, from on, you need to think rele creatively or more knowledge might actually help u.
Although calculus does not help at all I believe.