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Fermi Questions C

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Re: Fermi Questions C

Postby iwonder » September 3rd, 2012, 1:34 pm

Could someone migrate the question marathon to the new forum? Or maybe just make a new topic? It's locked up in 2012 :(
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Re: Fermi Questions C

Postby 49ers » September 11th, 2012, 9:20 am

Has there been any change to the rules or is it just exactly the same?
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Re: Fermi Questions C

Postby cngu23 » September 11th, 2012, 2:50 pm

Has there been any change to the rules or is it just exactly the same?
I don't really see how the rules could change too much. Last year's rules were quite broad.
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Re: Fermi Questions C

Postby 49ers » September 12th, 2012, 9:46 am

Has there been any change to the rules or is it just exactly the same?
I don't really see how the rules could change too much. Last year's rules were quite broad.
This is true. My question was a poor choice.
Could someone migrate the question marathon to the new forum? Or maybe just make a new topic? It's locked up in 2012 :(
It hasn't been migrated yet? Could someone please do so? Because practicing problems is the only thing to do to get any better (and not take 12th at Regionals again, being the worst event place)...
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Re: Fermi Questions C

Postby Mathdino » September 28th, 2012, 5:47 pm

The rules manual isn't really clear. Are we allowed to have scratch paper, or is it all mental Math?
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Re: Fermi Questions C

Postby syo_astro » September 28th, 2012, 5:54 pm

The rules manual isn't really clear. Are we allowed to have scratch paper, or is it all mental Math?
Um, they can't really stop you from that. But they can limit your work space. At my regionals last year they gave us an answer sheet which we couldn't write on (at least, I didn't think we could), so our only scratch paper was the question sheet which was filled front to back. It helps to do mental math quickly, but I would think they have no possible way to stop you from writing out work.
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Re: Fermi Questions C

Postby ryandm » September 29th, 2012, 4:20 pm

Hi folks, I'm a science olympiad alum and I *loved* fermi questions. I miss it a lot :)

In my experience there aren't any good online fermi questions tutorials, and especially missing is a large repository of practice problems.

Would anyone be interested in something like what I describe at http://www.fermiquestions.com? I'd appreciate a comment there or here if it seems like what I describe would be useful to you (or if you have any thoughts about this in general). Thanks!
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Re: Fermi Questions C

Postby harryk » September 29th, 2012, 4:39 pm

Hi folks, I'm a science olympiad alum and I *loved* fermi questions. I miss it a lot :)

In my experience there aren't any good online fermi questions tutorials, and especially missing is a large repository of practice problems.

Would anyone be interested in something like what I describe at http://www.fermiquestions.com? I'd appreciate a comment there or here if it seems like what I describe would be useful to you (or if you have any thoughts about this in general). Thanks!
Sounds useful, though do you really have a few thousand practice problems?
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Re: Fermi Questions C

Postby ryandm » September 29th, 2012, 4:58 pm

Sounds useful, though do you really have a few thousand practice problems?
I'm thinking like a programmer haha

after graduating I studied comp sci & now I write code for a living. I'm sure that some combination of code & tedious compilation of fermi questions / data from around the web would get the overall count up there
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