## MSC #22: The Difference of Two Squares

“In how many ways can 96 be expressed as the difference of two square integers? A) 0;  B) 1;  C) 2; D) 3;  E) 4” This question in the Intermediate Level of the 2nd International Vedic Mathematics Olympiad is just…

## MSC #21: Using the Average: The product of the sum and difference

A YouTube video “A Different Way To Solve Quadratic Equations” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBalWWHYFQc) was published on Dec 12, 2019 by Po-Shen Loh, a Carnegie Mellon Math Professor and current USA Math Olympiad coach. Shortly thereafter, Presh Talwalkar posted in his MindYourDecisions channel…

## MSC #20: Counting Terms: Arithmetic Sequence

“The first five terms of a sequence are, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30,... What is the 125th term in the sequence? A) 865;  B) 870; C) 875; D) 880; E) 885 This question, given in the Junior Level( 13 years…

## MSC #19: The Product of the Sums is the Sum of the Product

“Given that 3x^2 +3x −5 is a factor of 6x^4 − 9x^3 − 7x^2 + 43x − 30, which of the following is another factor? A) 2x^2 − 6x + 6;  B) 2x^2 − 7x + 6;  C) 2x^2 +…

## List of Filipino Awardees in IVMO 2022

Here is the list of 1008 Filipino awardees with their respective centers in the 2nd International Vedic Mathematics Olympiad (IVMO 2022) held in November 26, 2022. Note: This list was updated upon receipt of the complete results from IAVM. Primary…

## MSC #18: The First by the First and the Last by the Last

“Given that 3x^2 +3x −5 is a factor of 6x^4 − 9x^3 − 7x^2 + 43x − 30, which of the following is another factor? A) 2x^2 − 6x + 6;  B) 2x^2 − 7x + 6;  C) 2x^2 +…

## MSC #17: By Alternate Elimination and Retention

“What is the lowest common multiple of 38 808 and 1320? A) 64 680; B) 194 040; C) 582 120; D) 1 552 320; E) 2 134 440” This is a question given in the intermediate level of the 2nd…

## MSC #16: Extending the Divisibility Rule for 9

“What is the remainder when 48519872 is divided by 9”  This question, given in Primary Level of the recently concluded 2nd International Vedic Mathematics Olympiad, can be easily answered by two methods as we explained two days ago in MSC#…

## MSC #15: By Addition and By Subtraction

“Given that 3 x 37 = 111, what is the remainder when 222 222 222 237 is divided by 37? 0; B) 1;  C) 4; D) 15;  E) 22” This question, which was given in the Junior Level of the…

## MSC # 14: Digital Root

What is the square root of x^4  − 6x^3 +17 x^2 − 24x + 16 ? A) x^2 − 4x +16;  B) x^2 + 4x + 4;  C)  x^2 − 3x – 4;  D) x^2 − 3x + 4;  E)…