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Math. competition, (Posted on 2012-03-21) Difficulty: 4 of 5
In a mathematical competition, in which 6 problems were posed to the participants, every two of these problems were solved by more than 2/5 of the contestants.
Moreover, no contestant solved all the 6 problems.
Show that there are at least 2 contestants who solved exactly 5 problems each.

source: IMO 2005

No Solution Yet Submitted by Ady TZIDON    
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re(2): Is there an error of ways? | Comment 5 of 9 |
(In reply to re: Is there an error of ways? by Ady TZIDON)

Ady:


I am pretty sure you meant to say that you meant to say that EACH POSSIBLE PAIR WAS SOLVED BY more than 4O% OF THE CONTESTANTS

I suspect that exactly 40% can be achieved without anybody solving 5.  

Steve


  Posted by Steve Herman on 2012-03-21 19:15:09
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