# Moscow Mathematical Olympiads, 1993–1999

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*Roman Fedorov; Alexei Belov; Alexander Kovaldzhi; Ivan Yashchenko*

A co-publication of the AMS and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute

The Moscow Mathematical Olympiad has been challenging high school
students with stimulating, original problems of different degrees of
difficulty for over 75 years. The problems are nonstandard; solving them
takes wit, thinking outside the box, and, sometimes, hours of
contemplation. Some are within the reach of most mathematically
competent high school students, while others are difficult even for a
mathematics professor. Many mathematically inclined students have found
that tackling these problems, or even just reading their solutions, is a
great way to develop mathematical insight.

In 2006 the Moscow Center for Continuous Mathematical Education began
publishing a collection of problems from the Moscow Mathematical
Olympiads, providing for each an answer (and sometimes a hint) as well as
one or more detailed solutions. This volume represents the years
1993–1999.

The problems and the accompanying material are well suited for math
circles. They are also appropriate for problem-solving classes and
practice for regional and national mathematics competitions.

In the interest of fostering a greater awareness and appreciation of
mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and everyday life, MSRI
and the AMS are publishing books in the Mathematical Circles Library series as
a service to young people, their parents and teachers, and the mathematics
profession.

Titles in this series are co-published with the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI).

#### Readership

High school and undergraduate students interested in problem solving; mathematical circles.