# Moscow Mathematical Olympiads, 2000–2005

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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
2000–2005.

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 and mathematical circles.