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The William Lowell Putnam mathematical competition is a competition for undergraduate students in the US and Canada held each December (at each participating institution).  It awards scholarships and cash prizes to the top scorers, and the list of the top 500 students is published every year.  In 2016, there were 4164 contestants from 568 institutions.


During Fall 2018 we had training sessions for Baruch College students interested in participating.  


Each fall we will open MTH 4005, a problem-solving seminar focused on PUTNAM-style problems.

While you wait for more chances to participate in the PUTNAM, there are always problems left to solve.

PROBLEM SETS (fall 2017)


  • PUTNAM Problems and solutions since 1994

  • Putnam and Beyond - Gelca Razvan, Titu Andrescu

Check the rest of Titu Andrescu's books, they are a very good resource for olympiad-style problems.

Amazon link

  • Problem-solving strategies - Artur Engel

  • IMO Problems

  • Inequalities - A mathematical olympiad approach - Radmila Manfrino, José Antonio Gómez Ortega, Rogelio Valdez Delgado

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