Kent Merryfield continues his tradition of posting the Putnam results every year. Before I came to MIT I didn’t understand why this was necessary, but after taking it I learned that the results are only sent to the relevant officials at each school, who distribute the results in a manner of their choosing. This seems to me to be a pretty inefficient system, and I’ve never really understood why it’s done this way, so kudos to Dr. Merryfield for making this information more widely available.

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March 18, 2010 by Qiaochu Yuan

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on March 19, 2010 at 12:41 am |Vishal LamaCongrats on making it into the Honorable Mention list!

on March 19, 2010 at 5:02 am |2009 Putnam results « problemas | teoremas[...] 19, 2010 in Matemática, Math, Putnam | Tags: Matemática, Math De ontem (via Qiaochu Yuan, Annoying [...]

on March 19, 2010 at 6:56 am |harrisonAnd even if the relevant official is fine with giving out the information, sometimes it’ll arrive during spring break, for example…

Congratulations again! If my calculations aren’t way off, I think I must have missed HM by just a couple of points — that or I was the only person in the top 200 to miss A1 (or I somehow missed the top 200, which makes no sense whatsoever).

on March 22, 2010 at 11:05 am |KenyaiCongratulations on the Honorable Mention! Quite an accomplishment indeed.

I am thinking I may have to send an email to our exam proctor… it seems he has completely forgotten to keep us updated.