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# Sorry- 2nd question about AMC8

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What can I expect to see?

What should I HAVE prepped on?

(I want to see if I would pass a score of 3...)

And lastly, Is D actually the most common answer?

Is there a guessing strategy, and other last min tips?

Nov 13, 2019

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idrk what the AMC8 might have on it...since i haven't done the AMC's in like a thousand years :')
but what i can tell you is that you should look at the past year's problems or do some problems on like AOPS or something just to warm up your brain for tomorrow! :D

you will do awesome don't worry

Nov 13, 2019
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yeah if you have done a slightly more advanced AoPS before, you should be perfectly fine.

Nov 13, 2019
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What should I expect???

DONT GIVE ME THE QUESTIONS

But like what lvl algebra?

FROM PAST COMPETITIONS NOT THIS YEARS

tommarvoloriddle  Nov 13, 2019
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No D, is not the most common answer. Or at least DO NOT TRY TO GUESS D.

Despite statistics, the creators of AMC 8 are AWARE of this fact, and they take advantage of this.

The answers are prettry random, and D happens to be the most common answer.

If you want to do good, I HIGHLY recommend to practice the first FIFTEEN minutes untimed. Try to think about it, take as long as you want. Then time your self once you are good.

If you get to a point where you score an average of 20 or above on the old AMC 8s, and a 15 or above on the recent ones, you should be set!

However, that is insanely hard, and I rarely get to that point. The best I gotten was a 23, but my average is like a 14.

The most common mistake is SILLY errors, so try double checking your first 15 problems. Then just attempt the last ten.

Nov 13, 2019
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My average is a 15....

But I always get 15....

tommarvoloriddle  Nov 13, 2019
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AMC8 this year wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be. Just be prepared for a lot of number theory.

Nov 13, 2019
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I think I got a 21 or 23

Nov 13, 2019
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lots of number theory?

wow.

I actually didn't expect that, I thought they were going to grind us with geometry, after noticing the increasing trend of geometry problems the past years.

CalculatorUser  Nov 13, 2019
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Question 1 - 5.

Easy elementary operations, with a twist to them.

They usually are straightforward operations, DESIGNED so you make a silly mistake.

Questions 5-10.

Usually involves basic counting, probability, or geometry. They sort of are based on interpretation, testing if  you understand the problem.

Expect at least one silly mistake in this section.

Questions 11-15.

Logic / clever based problems. They have basic elementary concepts, however, they need cleverness, noticing skills, and some imagination. These can be solved quite easily, if you have the experience.

Questions 15 - 20.

These are the ones I make errors on, usually in sillyness. They involve the hardest drill-type problems you see on school homework, with some special twists. They can involve probability, rates, geometry, manipulative thinking.

21 - 25.

These are the questions covering topics you don't learn in school (or at least not yet)

Number theory, "hard" geometry (couldn't find a better word to describe), and counting plus probability.

These questions are the combination of hard and clever, usually long and involve a little claculation on the paper. And they are on these ousite- of school topics.

Just focus on the first 15. And getting a score of 15 is actually really good. If you get the first 15 right, you are bound to get somewhere around a 16 or a 17. That actually gives you a change to earn the Honor Roll.

Nov 13, 2019
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There is a relatively hard geo question at the very end.

Nov 13, 2019
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Lol my brain is telling me to beg for more information. But my conscience is compelling me not to cheat.

Nov 13, 2019
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Lol same...

GOODBYE MY DREAMMMM

tommarvoloriddle  Nov 13, 2019