Melbourne University Mathematics and Statistics Society

1997 University Maths Olympics Results

Darth Vader Strikes!

In the year of the re-release of the Star Wars trilogy, the 94 and 95 winners, "The Empire Strikes Back", struck back, complete with a Darth Vader helmet and lightsabre.

There were many more entries than available places this year. With only 28 places, over 10 teams were left disappointed. Get in early next year!

Scores follow below. The first number is the aggregate score, the second number is the number of the last question that was solved. In the event of equal scores, the second number was used to resolve ties. If this number was the same, the previous question solved was used, and so on.
e.g. 100/16 indicates that the team scored 100 points and that the last question they solved was question 16.

(1)  The Empire Strikes Back      (past IMO team members) 100/16
(2)  Been There, Done That      (Ex-Melbourne Grammar 96)  90/18
(3)  3 Lawyers, an Engineer and a Pom      (Eng/Law/Arts)  90/18
(4)  Polytopes                     (Pure Maths Lecturers)  90/15
(5)  Meds on Prozac                                 (Med)  90/14
(6)  Liquid Helium                 (Maths/Eng/Optom/Arts)  75/15
(7)  Francescan Monks                          (Eclectic)  75/14
(8)  Division by Zero                           (Sci/Eng)  70/18
(9)  MGS                              (Melbourne Grammar)  65/15
(10) Black Tigers                                   (Eng)  65/14
(11) Scotch College                                        65/14
(12) Fat Chance                         (Stats Lecturers)  65/13
(13) Red Pen Specials                            (Tutors)  65/13
(14) Whatever!                           (Med/Dental/Eng)  55/13
(15) Firemaster                 (Applied Maths Lecturers)  55/13
(16) Just Guess                                 (Sci/Eng)  45/14
(17) Linear Progression                   (Sci/Eng/Maths)  45/13
(18) Newton's Nymphos                               (Sci)  45/12
(19) Drunk and Disorderly                     (1st Years)  40/13
(20) MACROB             (MacRobertson Girls' High School)  40/11
(21) Virtual Knowledge                          (Sci/Eng)  35/11
(22) University High School                                35/7
(23) The Golden Ratio                      (122 students)  30/11
(24) Gottim-Yes                              (Monash Sci)  30/11
(25) East Don Yum Cha                            (BE/Sci)  25/12
(26) PLC                   (Presbyterian Ladies' College)  25/8
(27) Cross Products                    (MUPHAS Maths 121)  20/6
     MLC                      (Methodist Ladies' College)  20/6

Many thanks to Frank Calegari, who set the questions, and Dugal Ure, who did most of the organisation.