# Math Competition Problems - Quora

But it's more than that. There are so many variations and the more complex ones form the basis of many math competition problems. One does not get good at these competitions via conceptual understandings. One gets good by doing lots of different examples. A classic DRT variation is one where you travel to and from a location 100 miles away. On the trip out, you travel at 40 miles per hour, and on the way back, you travel at 60 miles per hour. How long did the trip take? This is the classic average rate trap. One cannot pre-understand all problem variations.

## Mathematical Competition Problems and Solutions

### Math Competition Problem- Geometry

This sounds pretty good to me. I have never been good at math competition problems and survived as a student and mathematician, only because I was allowed ample time to ponder questions in math.

### 1 Math competition classes; 2 Math competition problems

And thanks to the Internet, it is no longer just the students at Stuyvesant who have a critical mass with whom to discuss interesting contest math problems at 8 in the morning. If you visit the Art of Problem Solving website, you can find students from all over the country–indeed all over the world–discussing interesting math competition problems, both those from old competitions and those of their own creation, any time of day or night.