### MRSM MATHEMATICAL OLYMPIAD, VOLUME 1: 2007-2010 & VOLUME 2: 2011-2014

A compilation of the MRSM Mathematical Olympiad problems and solutions since the first competition in 2007. A must have for those preparing for math competitions in Malaysia.

ISBN: 978-983-44678-4-5 (Volume 1) & 978-983-44678-5-2 (Volume 2).

**BASICS OF MATH OLYMPIAD: VOLUME 1-4**

The books in this series are:

- Basics of Math Olympiad: Problem Solving Guide for High School Students. Volume 1: Number Theory. ISBN: 978-983-44678-0-7
- Basics of Math Olympiad: Problem Solving Guide for High School Students. Volume 2: Algebra. ISBN: 978-983-44678-1-4
- Basics of Math Olympiad: Problem Solving Guide for High School Students. Volume 3: Combinatorics. ISBN: 978-983-44678-2-1
- Basics of Math Olympiad: Problem Solving Guide for High School Students. Volume 4: Geometry. ISBN: 978-983-44678-3-8

**Details about Basics of Math Olympiad series.** Also includes ordering info.

**Errata page**. To be updated.

**Solutions to Exercises**. To be updated.

Click on the covers to enlarge:

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To order, download the order form:

**Order Form (PDF) **updated 11/12/2014

suhaimi,

how can i get your other 3 books? you gave me the number theory book in bremen.

the number theory book is is just right for our beginning students.

its thin, and has plenty of examples. we used to used art and craft by zeitz for introductory NT. i think we’ll your book from now on.

Just email your order (no. of sets) to info@ardentedu.com.

We will produce an invoice including s/h.

Thanks for your interest!

just curious mr suhaimyramly. Is it a must for one to write solutions as perfect as in the book’s answers. Is the real solution need to be that long? Most of the times problems comes when I have the idea on the solution but I don’t know how to write it in a presentable way.

Not necessarily. First of all, in olympiad contests, often questions ask for a proof rather than an answer to a question. You have to produce a proof, which means a chain of mathematical reasoning that takes the “given information in the problem” (hypotheses) to the “statement which we were asked to proof” (conclusion). A logical chain from the hypotheses to the conclusion is called a mathematical proof.

The solutions in the book has been edited and polished several times. An actual competition solution are usually messier. The main thing is to get the proof correct, then worry about making it presentable.

A solution must be:

1. logically correct (all statements logically follows from a known mathematical fact or from the given hypothesis)

2. understandable to the average reader (that’s why the solutions in the books have more words than formulas — you need to explain what you are doing rather than just doing it). it should leave no room for doubt or questions by the reader: “why is X true? why is this statement implies that statement?”

As long as your proof fulfills these two criteria, the proof is correct and acceptable.

Hope this helps.

Is this set of books suitable for STPM student for IMO preparation ? Is there any solutions provided for each exercises ?

thank a lot mr.suhaimyramly. I am not preparing for olympiad but I am just learning interesting mathematics to feel in the boring times as i’m after spm student. again thanks a lot. As you said in the book, the book is also useful to people just looking for some mathematics challenge other than those preparing for mathematics olympiad. hope you can upload the solutions for exercise asap. thank you.

How can I buy all these book from Turkey or from USA. Is there a way to make a payement.

I am curious, Mr Suhaimi whether you are going to publish a second series after the four books of basics of Math Olympiad. If you are going to do so, please notify me because i would like to order it. I would also like to know whether ardentedu is selling the book Mathematical Circles: The Russian Experience.

Thank you

Hello,

I am planning another series, but until now I haven’t had the time to actually sit down and write 😛

I will update here if I’m working on a new series.

We used to carry Mathematical Circles, but we ran out of stock and might not reorder. If interested, I suggest you purchase it directly from Amazon.

Thanks for your interest. I met your teacher and some of your schoolmates during OMK last Saturday.

Assalamualaikum..

Tuan,

Saya Ahmad, bagaimana caranya saya ingin membeli kesemua volume buku-buku tuan? dan berapa harganya?

Sekian

Salam,

Cara terbaik ialah email kepada info@ardentedu.com dengan maklumat berikut:

Nama:

Alamat:

No tel:

Jumlah order:

dan sertakan bayaran (terbaik bank in melalui akaun CIMB Bank, # 14410010373054 (Ardent Educational Consultants Sdn Bhd) dan sertakan sekali bukti pembayaran.

Alternatif lain ialah download borang pesanan dan faks kepada kami.

Harga ialah RM25 satu volume, dan RM 85 untuk satu set (4 volume). shipping ialah RM 3 per volume. Jadi satu set total ialah RM 85 + RM 12 = RM 97.

Hello,

Thank you once again Mr Suhaimi. I would like to know whether you can recommend any other books other than the Mathematical Circles. As far as I know, My school never used the funds to buy books except to pay the fees for OMK!! 🙂 I would greatly appreciate if you could reccommend me a book.

I would also like to know if there is any more workshops this year for me and my school. 🙂

Thank you

Try Paul Zeitz’s “The Arts and Crafts of Problem Solving”. I’ve been using it for the past 10 years, and currently i use it as a text for IMO training.

As for workshop, you can recommend your teachers to invite me for training, or alternatively attend my year-end olympiad prep course in December (details to be confirmed). The first option is more cost effective since more students can participate.

Hi

Are your books in English? I am a teacher in SIngapore. Can I buy the books ? How do I go about it? DO you also train teachers?

assalamualaikum:) boleh saya tahu buku mathematics circle itu ialah

A Decade of the Berkeley Math Circle: The American Experience (Msri Mathematical Circles Library) (v. 1)

atau

A History of the Circle: Mathematical Reasoning and the Physical Universe by Ernest Zebrowski ?

dan boleh saya tahu? daripada olimpiad yang diadakan di Malaysia ini, bagaimana proses untuk menjadi salah satu peserta untuk International Mathematics Olympiad? sekian, terima kasih

Waalaikumussalam,

This one:

http://www.amazon.com/Mathematical-Circles-Russian-Experience-World/dp/0821804308

Pemilihan ke IMO 2011 bedasarkan keputusan dalam pertandingan OMK 2010. Peserta2 OMK 2010 yg mendapat markah tertinggi akan dipanggil untuk melalui beberapa sesi latihan dan kuliah dan kemudian disenaraipendek sehingga tinggal 6 orang. rujuk laman IMO saya untuk laporan penuh program IMO 2010 (lebih kurang sama dengan program IMO 2011 kelak)

dan silibus yang terdapat dalam buku itu, adakah ia silibus untuk yang terdapat di IMO?

Ya, tapi masih tak mencukupi untuk IMO (buku itu untuk asas sahaja)

buku problems from the book yang mana satu? adakah linkya di amazon?

http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Store/viewitem.php?item=m:fromthebook

buku ini saya tak galakkan untuk pelajar baru. isinya sangat advanced dan susah difahami.

yang saya jumpa hanyalah daripada andreescu dan zumng feng

http://www.amazon.com/000-problems-Mathematical-Olympiads-book/dp/1449538207/ref=pd_sim_b_4

15 000 problems from Mathematical Olympiads book 5: Mathematical Competition for University Students

adakah buku ini sesuai digunakan untuk peperiksaan olimpiad kebangsaan?

Saya rasa tidak kerana mengikut description, buku ini mengandungi soalan2 pertandingan peringkat universiti

boleh saya tanya, pada tahun lepas, adakah yang dipilih untuk imo camp 1 mendapat markah yang penuh dalam peperiksaan omk bongsu, muda dan sulong?

Tidak semestinya, tapi mereka yang dipilih mendapat markah yang tertinggi, selalunya lebih 20/30

Saya lihat di website imo dan mendapati kebanyakan peserta tidak mendapat markah di p5 dan p6. adakah soalan p5 dan p6 lebih susah?

p1 & p4 = “senang”

p2 & p5 = sederhana

p3 & p6 = susah

p4,p5,p6 (second day) lebih susah daripada p1,p2,p3 (first day)

Mengapa hanya terdapat 2 wakil Malaysia dalam IMO 2009?

dan saya lihat di wiki yang imo 2010 diadakan dari july 2-july 14, bukankah ia imo berlangsung selama 2 hari sahaja?

We did not send a full team due to some unfortunate circumstances.

http://www.imo2010org.kz/?lang=eng&id_rubric=17

dalam imo ade 6 soalan, berapakah soalan yang diambil bagi setiap subjek(combin.,num theo,geometry, algebra)

at least one each.

are the art of problem solving text books suitable for the olympiad?

are books for the american mathematics competition and the mandelbrot suitable to be used in preparing for the olympiad?

It is better to stick to one book and focus rather than using many books.

dalam imo, adakah terdapat soalan yang berkaitan dengan fermat’s last theorem?

no

dalam imo, soalan yang berkaitan dengan geometry, adakah ia mempunyai soalan yang paling senang dan tidak mempunyai silibus yang luas?

tak semestinya

Adakah dua buku ini sesuai dalam persediaan IMO?

http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Store

/viewitem.php?item=ps:aops1

http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Store/viewitem.php?item=ps:aops2

ralat :

http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Store/viewitem.php?item=ps:aops1

ya

I would just like to check.. do u know when persama is going to upload the entry form for the 2011 OMK?

Thank you.

Sorry, I do not have this info. Please check the PERSAMA website regularly for updates.

Bravo Mr suhaimi, it seem from the post you not only have to train math.. but also some MANNERS!! keep it up. Gd Luck

Mr.suhaimiramly, i just wanna ask if now i’m entering lower six and i’m interested in OMK.Can i register next year when i’m upper six and then i will be free after stpm and can concentrate on the OMK training… Reply me ASAP. THX!

Hi, Mr Suhaimi, i bought your all 4 volume of Olympiad books, however, i cant get the answer for “Exercise” after each chapter, how can i get the answer for the “Exercise”? Thanks

I have plans in the future to publish solutions to all Exercises on this site, but as for now the plan is not on top priority.

Maybe I’ll try to put them up in 3-6 months.

Hey mr Suhaimi, have you posted the solution for the exercises?

assalamualaikum en suhaimi.

nama en suhaimi dicadangkan oleh seorang doktor gigi di sg petani sbg seorang yang pakar dalam matematik. perbualan kami bermula apabila saya melihat gambar anak beliau mewakili malaysia di dalam pertandingan olimpik matematik. terdetik dihati saya utk melihat 3 orang anak saya (8 thn, 6 thn dan 4 thn)boleh menguasai bidang matematik seperti anak beliau dan juga en suhaimi sbg role model. apakah buku, atau kursus atau bengkel yg boleh en suhaimi cadangkan utk saya dan anak-anak saya.

terima kasih

After I download and fax the borang pesanan to the email, what should i do next? Please reply me as soon as possible. Thanks.

where can i get the 4 books ?is it in popular MPH OR BOARDERS ?

PLSS LET ME KNOW ASAP THANKS

For now, you can only order it directly from us. Please return the order form with payment. Delivery is next business day for Peninsular Malaysia.

En.Suhaimiramly,

For the books that u sell, is that different for primary,secondary n high school students?

no

If i wanna buy the books, can i pay wif baucer buku 1malaysia?

Thanks for the question. Unfortunately we are not a participating bookseller so we are unable to accept BB1M voucher.

Assalamualaikum En Suhaimi Ramly,,

buat pngetahuan encik,,saya memang berminat untuk membeli kesemua buku2 tersebut,,boleh saya tahu harga kesemua buku itu??Di mana bleh saya dpat??

If kene gune online via email,,bila saya bleh dpat buku trsebut??sbab saya ingin buku trsebut scepat mngkin…

BTW,,saya prnah jumpa encik pada thun 2009,,encik pernah datang ke sekolah saya,,MRSM KUALA LIPIS…huhu~saya ade wktu bengkel yng encik berikan wktu itu…saya masih ade sijil lagi dari ardent edu..huhu~tq encik…

Terima kasih atas minat dan sokongan saudara. Kami akan proses order pada hari bekerja yang sama jika order diterima sebelum tengahari. Selalunya buku akan sampai dalam masa 1-2 hari bekerja menggunakan perkhidmatan kurier.

Ada ke jualan di kedai2 buku ke,,etc??kalo saya trus ke pjabat encik ntuk beli bleh ke???saya memang nak buku trsebut scepat mungkin~brapa byaran??

Buat masa ni tak ada di kedai buku. Boleh datang ke ofis kami pada hari bekerja. Harga seperti di katalog.

Bleh tahu x pjabat di mane??

Mr. Suhaimiramly,

Any books recomended after done reading all your books?

Problems from the Book by Titu Andreescu

Are there any books suitable to get a 7 year old kid in Math Olympiad?

Encik suhaimi , ada jual buku ‘be a math genius in 10 days’ . saya berminat ,berapa harga termasuk kos penghantaran ..

Mr. Suhaimi Ramly,

My name is Mpho Nkwana ,I live in South Africa and i would really like to get the Basics of maths olympiad bookset. I don’t really know how to buy the book. Can you help me because I really need it.

I went to UTHM to attend your class , there were some of your books there , so can i get your books from UTHM?

And , will the winners (no. 1 – 95 ) of OMK be called to attend next test? The IMO selection test.

Encik Suhaimi,

I have the order the item 5, 4 book, already email the order to hafzi@ardentedu.com with bank transfer note.

Rgds CS Teor

I’ve tried to transfer money to the account number given in the order form, but is seems that the number is wrong.

which is the correct acc no. ?

Very sorry for the error, we have changed our account. In the process of updating our online documents.

Our new account is:

Nama : ARDENT EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANTS SDN. BHD.

Bank : CIMB Islamic Bank

Cawangan : Taman Danau Kota, KL

No. Akaun : 8600213876

Hi sir, i have sent my order a week ago, and i paid already. Yet, i still havent receive my book, Can you kindly update me ? Thanks.

Hi, I would like to place an order to be delivered to the Philippines. Kindly advise how to do this.

about the junior question no. 10 in kmc malaysia 2014, can you explain it?

Hi There,

I am in Australia but I would like to order your books. Is there a way for me to do this online or without having to fill out the form and faxing it to you without proof of payment etc.

Hieng

Hello Sir, I’m interested to buy your MRSM Mathematical Olympiad Vol. 1 & 2. Is these books still available?

Yes, they are.

Yes, they are still available.

Do you still sell the 4 books about basic of math olympiad?

Yes