In addition to
these tips for finding and writing solutions, we highly recommend
students keep a binder of all USAMTS materials. Keep copies
of your solutions for this binder, and keep copies of the
problems and the official solution in the binder.
a simpler version of the same problem and solve that.
stuck, ask yourself what information you have not used yet.
geometry problems, construct large diagrams and construct
them precisely with a ruler and compass (or with a geometry
rendering program). Accurate diagrams will help prevent
your wasting time trying to prove things that aren't true,
or will suggest things that might be true that might help
the problem to similar problems which you have solved in
typesetting your solutions with .
You can get more information about how to use
A template form for
can be found on the Forms page.
the following webpages about writing solutions: