# Mathematical Food for Thought

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2006 Bellevue BATH Competition. April 26th, 2006

Everyone in Washington should come to the first ever Bellevue BATH Competition! Details can be found here.

### 35 Responses to “2006 Bellevue BATH Competition.”

1. freshmenz=] Says:

Individual Test: … (Scoring: +1 correct, -1 blank, -3 incorrect)
aren’t we just a little strict? who came up w/ the scoring?? does this mean the questions are easy?

2. WLOG Says:

i don’t think that the questions are easy (they are writty by 3 usamo qualifiers)…i think the scores are “supposed” to be negative … but good luck to all those who will attend…
it must be a fun contest, given that they are having a “surprise” part.

no, we’re not strict, the scoring is purely for amusement purposes. the questions are not that easy, and the individual/team tests were written solely by me.

4. freshmenz=] Says:

3 USAMO.. and they’re all sposed to be from Bellevue right?
would that make Mr. paladin8 a woverine?
sounds sweet, with the “surprises” and all, but i guess i can’t compete, since my school won’t be competing, but i’ll be there to see exactly how hard the questions really are

Me = BHS (see info in the column on the left). And umm, this is not cool how I don’t know who anyone is, so if you want to leave your name or something that’d be cool.

6. freshmenz=] Says:

ooh, so you’re jeffery!
wow, wut an honor to meet u!
i rly don’t think i should leave my name, it probably wouldn’t help anywayz, but you’ll see me during Bellevue Bath =]

OK… what school are you coming from? And tell whoever is in charge to register soon, so we can get some sort of estimate as to how many people are coming.

8. freshmenz=] Says:

I’m from bellevue, which is exactly why i can’t compete, you guys don’t allow bellevue ppl to compete right?

9. WLOG Says:

what is the estimated (average) predicted individual score?

freshmenz… do I know you? I have a guess, but it’s probably wrong.

Expected winning individual score is probably around 0 (we’ll see what Adam can do – it may be surprisingly different). I can’t say what the average might be.

11. freshmenz=] Says:

i wouldn’t say taht u no me.. and .. yes, ur guess is probably wrong.. guesses in mathmatics isn’t the same as guesses in ppl XD

12. WLOG Says:

how hard are the Qs?? what type of Qs are there?

I’ll post the questions on my site following the competition.

14. QC Says:

The questions are… tricky. =D

(They wouldn’t use my questions because they were too hard, though. =/ )

Lol. Okay, for the relays, we actually expect people to get them right -___-.

16. freshmenz=] Says:

does BATH stand for anything?

That’s a good question…

18. freshmenz=] Says:

do you have a good answer for it?

Just be patient and show up at BATH.

20. WLOG Says:

isn’t just Math, M replaced by B for Belleveu??
how hard are team questions?

Who knows… the team questions range from easy to difficult.

22. QC Says:

For sufficiently large values of easy. =)

23. Me, to food lover Says:

Ahh … make sure to become curious at our special event. AND GET YOUR SCHOOLS TO COME! It’s not even that expensive, and we’re sure you’ll have a great time.

24. Me, the food lover Says:

Oops had my name wrong the last time. I will repeat, come, and advertise to those other schools, it’s not going to kill you … =D

25. freshmenz=] Says:

do we know how many schools are comming? what if nobody came? well, at least the BMT will be there…

26. freshmenz=] Says:

BMT-bellevue math team

27. PhoboPhruits Says:

Hello Bellevue Math Team!

28. Me, the food lover Says:

Hello, want to join the Bellevue BATH?

29. freshmenz=] Says:

YES! you should totally come to Bellevue BATH and make your school compete too! It’s gonna be the best compitition ever, plus I’ll be there!

30. PhoboPhruits Says:

No, I think I will just watch the competition.

31. WLOG Says:

there is no chance to win anything…there are waay to many smart people!

32. QC Says:

I wouldn’t be so sure about that. Just come, you’ll see. =D

33. Ananymous Says:

what kind of names are considered “Creative”?