I'm honestly curious regarding this. Now i don't mean to take away from these kids accomplishments, but i had a different idea of math competitions,this feels...very mechanical, almost as though they know the answers before even fully reading them, giving of a vibe of a machine processing commands. Now granted, i haven't ever done a math competition before, but i was given the impression that they were about tricks,yes, but also about problem solving, i see nothing of the latter here. It really discourages me from attempting one, given that one of the draws (for me atleast) was the problem solving that was entailed in these competitions seems not to exist here. Are all math competitions like this or do they differ?