# Math Competition

## The 35th Annual Jacob-Cohen-Killam Mathematics Competition

was held February 11, 2020 from 7-9 PM in LGRT 121

 First Prize $1600 Second Prize$1000 Third Prize $600 Fourth Prize$200

The competition is open to all Freshman and Sophomore degree students at UMass Amherst. Continuing Education Students and close relatives of faculty members of the Department of Mathematics & Statistics are not eligible.

The background for the exam is basic algebra, elementary number theory, and calculus; no upper-division coursework is necessary. Here are some sample problems taken from previous competitions that show the kinds of problems and the degree of difficulty one should expect.