IMO questions could not be good Math of deep meaning, given that the contestants have to solve the tricky problems in a short time frame of 2 to 3 hours…IMO Prize is just an indication of Math capability, we can’t equate IMO winners as Mathematicians.
2019 both China and USA co-win the IMO Team Champion, both teams consist of almost Chinese ethnic students (except 1 white american) & Chinese coaches.
Key Points :
IMO questions : exclude Calculus.
IMO Boot Camp: 3 month-training.
Calculus : In High Schools just learn formula & apply, in university learn the theory.
France is a Math power but weak in IMO, why?
A function f is defined on the positive integers by:
for all positive integers n,
Determine the number of positive integers n less than or equal to 1988 for which f(n) = n.
What is the explanation of the solution of problem 3 from IMO 1988? by Alon Amit