During the Fall semester 2007 the Putnam Problems Practice Seminar was

run jointly by Prof. Vera Serganova, 709 Evans Hall, 642-2150

..... whose web page is at math.berkeley.edu/~serganov ,

and by Prof. Wm. Kahan, whose web pages you see here.

Participants were expected to meet at ...

- 4 - 6 pm. Mondays in 71 Evans Hall, and
- 8 - 10 am. Fridays in 75 Evans.

solutions to Putnam Exam problems as we had found. These problems

and their solutions had been posted promptly but unofficially here.

For the Fall Semester of 2008 the Problem Solving Practice classes

were conducted by Prof. Olga Holtz; for 2009 by Prof. A. Givental,

and for 2010 by Prof. Olga Holtz again as Math. 191 (1) .

some may have been updated since first posted, so get the latest!

New problems and solutions to old ones used to be posted here on Fridays.

On Sat. 4 Dec. 2010 the 71st Putnam Competition Exam in Berkeley

will take place in Rm. 120 of Latimer Hall (Chemistry Dept.)

just Southwest of the East Gate to the campus from Gayley Rd.

Would-be candidates MUST HAVE PREREGISTERED.

Scores and Ranks achieved by the candidates who tried the exam in 2007 are posted here.

to help us choose a team to represent U.C. Berkeley.

- The Pentagon Puzzle issued 26 Nov. 2002 and still unsolved
- Solutions for the 1999 Putnam Exam. PDF file
- Dan J. Bernstein's solutions for the 2000 Putnam Exam. PDF file
- Problems and Solutions for recent Putnam Exams are posted by Kiran Kedlaya et. al. here.
- Solutions for problems issued 27 Aug. 2007. PDF file
- Solutions for problems issued 7 Sept. 2007. PDF file
- Solutions for problems issued 14 Sept. 2007. PDF file
- Solutions for problems issued 21 Sept. 2007. PDF file
- Solutions for Mock Putnam Exam 1 Oct. 2007. PDF file
- Solutions for problems issued 5 Oct. 2007. PDF file
- Solutions for problems issued 12 Oct. 2007. PDF file
- Solutions for problems issued 19 Oct. 2007. PDF file
- Solutions for problems issued 26 Oct. 2007. PDF file
- Solutions for problems issued 2 Nov. 2007. PDF file
- Solutions for problems issued 16 Nov. 2007. PDF file
- The Monty Hall Problem. PDF file
- Solutions for some problems on the Putnam Exam of 2009. PDF file
- Jensen's Inequality and a few applications. PDF file
- Some more about Inequalities. PDF file
- ... and some more Inequalities. PDF file