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I Connections of Putnam and IMC with research in Mathematics

  1. Nov 28, 2016 #1
    Is it true that some problems from Putnam and IMC have connections to Mathematics at the research level and it's necessary to use techniques at that level to solve them ? If so, could someone give me examples of Real Analysis problems of this type ?
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 3, 2016 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    It would seem that these problems come from basic knowledge of college mathematics and not from fundamental research in mathematics.

    from the wikipedia article:


    Here's more on the Putnam with problems from past competitions:



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