# AlphaMC – Fermat 2021

Alpha Math Contest – Fermat is a math contest for middle school students (up to 8th grade). The contest window is **April 24th – May 1st.** It will be offered **online** to individuals and test centers (schools, math circles, learning centers). Top scoring individuals and test centers will get awards.

### 2021 Problems and Solutions

## Results

### Test Center Awards

Award | Rank | Test Center | Score |
---|---|---|---|

Gold | 1 | PATH2AI Learning | 928 |

Gold | 2 | MAKE Math Circle | 910 |

Silver | 3 | Community House Middle | 834 |

Silver | 4 | T H Rogers Math Club | 787 |

Silver | 5 | Bret Harte Math Club | 786 |

Silver | 6 | H Mathemagicians | 740 |

Bronze | 7 | Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy | 720 |

Bronze | 8 | The King's Academy | 631 |

Bronze | 9 | Manhattan ACE | 604 |

Bronze | 10 | Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas | 588 |

Bronze | 11 | Wissahickon Middle School | 577 |

Bronze | 12 | Graham Middle School | 576 |

### Individual Awards

Award | Rank | Student Name | Test Center |
---|---|---|---|

Gold | 1 | Angela Liu | - |

Gold | 1 | Peter Ferolito | - |

Gold | 3 | Daniel K | PATH2AI Learning |

Gold | 3 | David Zhang | - |

Gold | 3 | Sophia Z | - |

Gold | 6 | Christopher Sakaliyski | - |

Gold | 6 | Robert Feng | - |

Gold | 8 | Raghav Arun | Community House Middle |

Gold | 9 | Gordon Chen | - |

Gold | 9 | Gore Fee | - |

Gold | 11 | Aryan Raj | - |

Gold | 12 | Keshav Ramamurthy | - |

Gold | 12 | Kevin Zhu | MAKE Math Circle |

Gold | 14 | Jonathan D | - |

Gold | 15 | Jeffrey L | - |

Gold | 16 | Edwin Hou | PATH2AI Learning |

Gold | 16 | Sanya Badhe | - |

Gold | 16 | Tatha Pandey | - |

Gold | 19 | Nelson H | Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy |

Gold | 20 | Haofang Zhu | H Mathemagicians |

Gold | 21 | Owen X | - |

Gold | 22 | Harish L | - |

Gold | 22 | Sounak Bagchi | - |

Gold | 24 | Howard Liu | - |

Gold | 24 | Varun Rao | - |

Gold | 24 | Victor Long | - |

Gold | 27 | Amritha P | - |

Gold | 27 | Kevin Li | - |

Gold | 29 | Brian Law | MAKE Math Circle |

Gold | 30 | Qi Huang | - |

Gold | 31 | Gordon L | - |

Gold | 31 | Mia Liu | MAKE Math Circle |

Gold | 31 | Raju A | - |

Gold | 34 | Andrew S | T H Rogers Math Club |

Gold | 35 | Benjamin J | - |

Gold | 35 | Kaison F | - |

Gold | 37 | Kevin Liu | PATH2AI Learning |

Gold | 37 | Sambhu Ganesan | - |

Gold | 39 | Brayden Zhang | - |

Award | Rank | Student Name | Test Center |
---|---|---|---|

Silver | 40 | Anna D | - |

Silver | 40 | Emily Liu | Bret Harte Math Club |

Silver | 40 | Helen Law | - |

Silver | 42 | Daniel Shin | - |

Silver | 42 | Emma Liu | PATH2AI Learning |

Silver | 44 | Ryka Chopra | - |

Silver | 45 | Vivian Zhong | - |

Silver | 46 | William Wang | - |

Silver | 46 | Yuenching Shao | Argonaut Elementary |

Silver | 48 | Seomgeun(Miguel) Shim | - |

Silver | 49 | Alexander Huang | MAKE Math Circle |

Silver | 49 | Leo L | - |

Silver | 49 | Talus Leong | - |

Silver | 52 | Ava Chen | MAKE Math Circle |

Silver | 53 | Srinivas Vijay Babu | Community House Middle |

Silver | 54 | Samarjit Deshmukh | - |

Silver | 55 | Evan Liu | MAKE Math Circle |

Silver | 55 | Kai Lum | - |

Silver | 55 | Simon Meyers | - |

Silver | 58 | Brian Zhou | Bret Harte Math Club |

Silver | 58 | Sid G | Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy |

Silver | 60 | Ananya Agarwal | Community House Middle |

Silver | 60 | Maggie Shen | Bret Harte Math Club |

Silver | 60 | Shelly Yang | - |

Silver | 63 | Helen Y | T H Rogers Math Club |

Silver | 63 | Kedar Vernekar | - |

Silver | 63 | Nadia Karpenko | Bret Harte Math Club |

Silver | 66 | Mike W | T H Rogers Math Club |

Silver | 67 | Sylvia C | H Mathemagicians |

Silver | 68 | Andrew Shi | H Mathemagicians |

Silver | 69 | Eva X | - |

Silver | 69 | Sohini Mukherjee | - |

Silver | 69 | Yuenjen Li | Argonaut Elementary |

Silver | 72 | Akash Gnanagurusamy | Community House Middle |

Silver | 72 | Albert Y | T H Rogers Math Club |

Silver | 72 | Andrew Wong | The King's Academy |

Silver | 72 | Matthew Xia | MAKE Math Circle |

Silver | 76 | Emma Li | - |

Silver | 76 | Laura W | - |

Silver | 76 | Liam A | Santa Barbara Math Ellipse |

Silver | 76 | Smithi G | T H Rogers Math Club |

Silver | 80 | Aaron Wang | Lake Norman Charter |

Silver | 80 | Parth Patel | Wissahickon Middle School |

Silver | 80 | Rishil S | Thinking Feet |

Silver | 83 | Harry Zhang | - |

Silver | 83 | Rahul D | Thinking Feet |

Silver | 83 | Rishi Jasti | Community House Middle |

Silver | 86 | Jake Hu | - |

Silver | 87 | Joseph B | T H Rogers Math Club |

Silver | 87 | Tony Song | Manhattan ACE |

Silver | 89 | Amy Tang | MAKE Math Circle |

Silver | 89 | Leon L | - |

Silver | 91 | Daniel Yang | The King's Academy |

Silver | 91 | Harvy Chang | - |

Silver | 91 | Lin Jiang | Bret Harte Math Club |

Silver | 91 | Thomas D | - |

Silver | 95 | Dev S | Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas |

Silver | 95 | Gabriel Dunu | Graham Middle School |

Silver | 97 | Franklin Z | Art of Physics Education |

Silver | 97 | Junseo Ryou | - |

Silver | 99 | Olivia Chen | Community House Middle |

Silver | 100 | Aaron L | - |

Silver | 101 | Justin Huang | - |

Silver | 101 | Veeral Shroff | - |

Silver | 103 | Sruthi G | T H Rogers Math Club |

Silver | 104 | Daniel Wang | - |

Silver | 104 | Howard Qian | PATH2AI Learning |

Silver | 104 | Jeffrey Bi | MAKE Math Circle |

Silver | 104 | Mrigank M | Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy |

Silver | 104 | Rishi R | - |

Silver | 109 | Austin She | Community House Middle |

Silver | 109 | Franklin Y | MAKE Math Circle |

Silver | 109 | Michael T | PATH2AI Learning |

Silver | 112 | Alwin Jing | Manhattan ACE |

Silver | 112 | Emily Jon | Lake Norman Charter |

Silver | 112 | Rex C | Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy |

Silver | 112 | Sastha Ram | Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas |

Silver | 112 | William Xie | - |

Silver | 117 | Andrew Li | Wissahickon Middle School |

Silver | 117 | Chanew K | - |

Silver | 117 | Diyansha Singh | - |

Award | Rank | Student Name | Test Center |
---|---|---|---|

Bronze | 120 | Joshua Wang | - |

Bronze | 121 | Warren Wei | - |

Bronze | 122 | Joseph Shin | - |

Bronze | 122 | Leo Ling | Manhattan ACE |

Bronze | 124 | Daniel Zhu | H Mathemagicians |

Bronze | 124 | Easton Rodgers | Graham Middle School |

Bronze | 124 | Saif Jeelani | - |

Bronze | 127 | Anirudh Sengupta | Community House Middle |

Bronze | 127 | Timothy W | Art of Physics Education |

Bronze | 129 | Alena Kutsuk | Graham Middle School |

Bronze | 129 | Arjun Vijaykumar | Argonaut Elementary |

Bronze | 129 | Atticus L | - |

Bronze | 129 | Neo Gan | The King's Academy |

Bronze | 133 | Atthawit C | T H Rogers Math Club |

Bronze | 133 | Dhruv Jena | - |

Bronze | 133 | Ishaan Agarwal | - |

Bronze | 136 | Sammy Park | Community House Middle |

Bronze | 137 | Wenxuan Q | MAKE Math Circle |

Bronze | 138 | Huike Zhou | - |

Bronze | 138 | Jacqueline Shan | The King's Academy |

Bronze | 140 | Bryant H | Art of Physics Education |

Bronze | 140 | Sriyan Yarlagadda | - |

Bronze | 142 | Aaron Luo | H Mathemagicians |

Bronze | 142 | Raymond Pelletier | Wissahickon Middle School |

Bronze | 142 | Rushil Kukreja | - |

Bronze | 145 | Anna Chen | MAKE Math Circle |

Bronze | 145 | Elina Fan | - |

Bronze | 145 | Hanyu Zhang | PATH2AI Learning |

Bronze | 145 | Jayden Lim | Christian Righteousness Education Center |

Bronze | 145 | Lucas Xu | MAKE Math Circle |

Bronze | 145 | Lucas Yuan | Community House Middle |

Bronze | 145 | Ragasanjana M | T H Rogers Math Club |

Bronze | 145 | Rohan R | - |

Bronze | 153 | Aditya Yadav | Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas |

Bronze | 153 | Akshay Irudayarag | The King's Academy |

Bronze | 153 | Aliana Tang | - |

Bronze | 153 | Eric Hou | PATH2AI Learning |

Bronze | 153 | Matthew Y Z | Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas |

Bronze | 153 | Sanjay Anand | - |

Bronze | 159 | Aiden Liu | Manhattan ACE |

Bronze | 159 | Mei Teng Shao | - |

Bronze | 159 | Raeanne L | - |

Bronze | 162 | Wayne Lu | The King's Academy |

Bronze | 163 | Alex Wang | Bret Harte Math Club |

Bronze | 164 | Aditya K | T H Rogers Math Club |

Bronze | 164 | Ariel L | Santa Barbara Math Ellipse |

Bronze | 164 | Ashmita Ghosh | Community House Middle |

Bronze | 164 | Dhiya Manivasagam | Community House Middle |

Bronze | 164 | Naomi Lande | Graham Middle School |

Bronze | 169 | Alina Laraway | Manhattan ACE |

Bronze | 169 | Giselle Stern | The King's Academy |

Bronze | 169 | Samriddhi Dubey | Community House Middle |

Bronze | 169 | Suhurrith A | T H Rogers Math Club |

Bronze | 173 | Ethan L | - |

Bronze | 173 | Justin Ge | Community House Middle |

Bronze | 175 | Alyssa Tang | - |

Bronze | 175 | Chris L | PATH2AI Learning |

Bronze | 175 | Ellie Zhou | H Mathemagicians |

Bronze | 175 | Jaival Kakkar | Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas |

Bronze | 175 | Joyce Lee | The King's Academy |

Bronze | 175 | Lekha Anand | - |

Bronze | 175 | Levi R | Santa Barbara Math Ellipse |

Bronze | 175 | Lucy Zhang | Christian Righteousness Education Center |

Bronze | 175 | Phyu H | Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy |

Bronze | 175 | Tia S | Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas |

Bronze | 175 | Tim Jun | Community House Middle |

Bronze | 186 | Archan Mulay | - |

Bronze | 186 | Archisman G | T H Rogers Math Club |

Bronze | 186 | Jason K | PATH2AI Learning |

Bronze | 186 | Joshua Wu | - |

Bronze | 186 | Sahana V | Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy |

Bronze | 186 | Summer C | Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy |

Bronze | 186 | Tiffany Gan | The King's Academy |

Bronze | 193 | Andrew Wi | The King's Academy |

Bronze | 193 | Vasu Ganesa | - |

Bronze | 195 | Aris B | T H Rogers Math Club |

Bronze | 195 | Kevin Li | Wissahickon Middle School |

Bronze | 197 | Jonathan S | Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas |

Bronze | 197 | Radhika Goel | Community House Middle |

Bronze | 199 | Sara Diep | The King's Academy |

Bronze | 200 | Isaac Grinberg | Lake Norman Charter |

Bronze | 200 | Jason Pereira | Community House Middle |

Bronze | 200 | Kendall Chestnut | Lake Norman Charter |

Bronze | 203 | Abdul Makda | Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas |

Bronze | 203 | Evan Y | H Mathemagicians |

Bronze | 203 | Gabriel Gold | Wissahickon Middle School |

Bronze | 203 | Stefan Donisa | - |

Bronze | 203 | Vera Geshev | Wissahickon Middle School |

Bronze | 208 | Ameya Vathanan | Community House Middle |

Bronze | 208 | Elsie N | Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy |

Bronze | 208 | Justin Turcotte | Graham Middle School |

Bronze | 208 | Patrick L | - |

Bronze | 208 | Urian Paek | Christian Righteousness Education Center |

Bronze | 213 | Andrew Duval | - |

Bronze | 213 | Eunice Z | - |

Bronze | 213 | Ojaswi S | T H Rogers Math Club |

Bronze | 213 | Sean H | PATH2AI Learning |

Bronze | 213 | Shrihan Acharya Malkaram | - |

Bronze | 213 | Thuy C | - |

Bronze | 213 | Vyshnavi K | T H Rogers Math Club |

Bronze | 220 | Brandon Lai | Community House Middle |

Bronze | 220 | Lucas Kwok | - |

Bronze | 222 | Adrian Tomaszewski | Bret Harte Math Club |

Bronze | 222 | Akhil Bheemineni | Community House Middle |

Bronze | 222 | Baiyin Ji | Lake Norman Charter |

Bronze | 222 | Nicholas Deluca | Community House Middle |

Bronze | 222 | Radhika U | Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy |

Bronze | 222 | Rahul S | T H Rogers Math Club |

Bronze | 228 | Andrew Ku | The King's Academy |

Bronze | 228 | Krish K | Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy |

Bronze | 230 | Naomi Yang | Christian Righteousness Education Center |

Bronze | 231 | Antonio Ong | Graham Middle School |

Bronze | 231 | Jeremy Yu | Graham Middle School |

Bronze | 233 | Alice Shen | The King's Academy |

Bronze | 233 | Parvathy U | Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy |

Bronze | 233 | Pulak Agarwalla | Community House Middle |

Bronze | 233 | Samarth K | Thinking Feet |

Bronze | 233 | Spencer Diep | The King's Academy |

### Problem difficulty and topics

Topics include but not limited to

- Algebra (Order of operations, fractions, word problems)
- Counting (sets etc.)
- Geometry (angles, length, area, etc.)
- Number Theory (prime numbers, factors, gcd, lcm, etc.)

Please see the AlphaMC 2020 Fermat problems to have a better idea.

## Rules

An adult proctor (teacher, parent, etc.) is required to take the test.

Only pencils, pencil sharpeners, and erasers are allowed. Calculators are not allowed.

## Dates

January 15 | Individual registration starts |

January 15 | Test center application starts |

March 1 | Students registration for test centers start |

April 1 | Contestants get their online (LMS) account |

| Registration Deadline |

April 12-23 | Sample test available |

| Contest Window |

May 2 | Problems and solutions will be posted online |

May 15 | Contestant reports & certificates will be available online |

May 15 | Results will be published online |

## Registration

All the registered contestants will be eligible to take the AlphaMC Online Practice course for free. Please check the course page for more information.

### Individuals

Students should check with their schools before registering as an individual for the contest.

**Fee: **$15

### Test Centers

**Fee: **Free

Schools, math circles, learning centers can offer the contest free in 2021. To offer Alpha Math Contest at your location, please apply using the link below. If your application is approved, you’ll receive a form to register students.

If you have any questions, please send an email to alphamc@alphastar.academy.

## Test Information

It will be an individual test with 25 multiple-choice questions. The choices are two-digit numbers (00, 01, 02, …, 99). The time limit is 40 minutes.

Students will receive 10 points for each correct answer, 1 point for each unanswered question, and 0 points for each wrong answer.

## Online Format (only)

The test will be taken online through AlphaStar Learning Management System (LMS).

Each contestant will receive an online account and take the sample test online before the contest.

If you want to see how LMS works now, you can register for the free math demo course.

## Awards

The awards winners will be recognized on this page. To see the winners of the previous years, please check the archive.

### Individual Awards

Individual awards will be based on individual scores. Contestants with the same scores will receive the same award (no tiebreaker).

*Gold Contestant Certificate:*Top 10% of all contestants*Silver Contestant Certificate:*Next 20% of all contestants*Bronze Contestant Certificate:*Next 30% of all contestants

### Test Center Awards

Each test center’s score will be calculated as the sum of the top 5 contestants’ scores. Test centers with the same scores will receive the same award (no tiebreaker).

*Gold Test Center Certificate:*Top 10% of all test centers*Silver Test Center Certificate:*Next 20% of all test centers*Bronze Test Center Certificate:*Next 30% of all test centers