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February 5, 2021

How to Pursue Mathematics after High School?

For Students who are passionate for Mathematics and want to pursue it for higher studies in India and abroad.


This post contains problems from Indian National Mathematics Olympiad, INMO 2015. Try them and share your solution in the comments.

INMO 2015, Problem 1

Let $A B C$ be a right-angled triangle with $\angle B=90^{\circ} .$ Let $B D$ be the altitude from $B$ on to $A C .$ Let $P, Q$ and $I$ be the incentres of triangles $A B D, C B D$ and $A B C$ respectively. Show that the circumcentre of of the triangle $P I Q$ lies on the hypotenuse $A C$.

INMO 2015, Problem 2

For any natural number $n>1$, write the infinite decimal expansion of $1 / n$ (for example, we write $1 / 2=0.4 \overline{9}$ as its infinite decimal expansion, not 0.5 ). Determine the length of the non-periodic part of the (infinite) decimal expansion of $1 / n$.

INMO 2015, Problem 3

Find all real functions $f$ from $\mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ satisfying the relation
$$f\left(x^{2}+y f(x)\right)=x f(x+y)$$

INMO 2015, Problem 4

There are four basket-ball players $A, B, C, D .$ Initially, the ball is with $A$. The ball is always passed from one person to a different person. In how many ways can the ball come back to $A$ after seven passes? (For example $A \rightarrow C \rightarrow B \rightarrow D \rightarrow A \rightarrow B \rightarrow C \rightarrow A$ and $A \rightarrow D \rightarrow A \rightarrow D \rightarrow C \rightarrow A \rightarrow B \rightarrow A$ are two ways in which the ball can come back to $A$ after seven passes).

INMO 2015, Problem 5

Let $A B C D$ be a convex quadrilateral. Let the diagonals $A C$ and $B D$ intersect in $P$. Let $P E, P F, P G$ and $P H$ be the altitudes from $P$ on to the sides $A B, B C, C D$ and $D A$ respectively. Show that $A B C D$ has an incircle if and only if
$$\frac{1}{P E}+\frac{1}{P G}=\frac{1}{P F}+\frac{1}{P H}$$

INMO 2015, Problem 6

From a set of 11 square integers, show that one can choose 6 numbers $a^{2}, b^{2}, c^{2}, d^{2}, e^{2}, f^{2}$ such that
$$a^{2}+b^{2}+c^{2} \equiv d^{2}+e^{2}+f^{2} \quad(\bmod 12)$$

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What to do to shape your Career in Mathematics after 12th? 

From the video below, let's learn from Dr. Ashani Dasgupta (a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin and Founder-Faculty of Cheenta) how you can shape your career in Mathematics and pursue it after 12th in India and Abroad. These are some of the key questions that we are discussing here:

  • What are some of the best colleges for Mathematics that you can aim to apply for after high school?
  • How can you strategically opt for less known colleges and prepare yourself for the best universities in India or Abroad for your Masters or Ph.D. Programs?
  • What are the best universities for MS, MMath, and Ph.D. Programs in India?
  • What topics in Mathematics are really needed to crack some great Masters or Ph.D. level entrances?
  • How can you pursue a Ph.D. in Mathematics outside India?
  • What are the 5 ways Cheenta can help you to pursue Higher Mathematics in India and abroad?

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