Lockheed Martin MATHCOUNTS® National Competition - 2008
Held May 9th in Denver, Colorado
Darryl Wu of Bellevue, Washington, answered this challenging math problem in less than 45 seconds to win the MATHCOUNTS National Champion title at the Lockheed Martin MATHCOUNTS National Competition in Denver at the Denver Marriott Tech Center:
Question: A set of distinct positive integers has a total of 11 digits, and all the digits are 1s. What is the smallest possible sum of the integers in the set?
Wu was victorious in the intense, one-on-one oral Countdown Round where the top 12 Mathletes® competed for the title of MATHCOUNTS National Champion. Bobby Shen of Sugarland, Texas, was awarded the second-place individual title with Anderson Wang of Ambler, Pennsylvania, and Evan Miller of Owensboro, Kentucky, advancing to the Semi-finals.
In the team competition, Texas captured the title of National Team Champions. Team members include Bobby Shen of Sugarland, Kevin Tian of Austin, Ding Zhou of Houston, Kevin Li of College Station and coach Jeff Boyd of Sugarland.
The Washington team took second place, and the Maryland team placed third.
S = Semifinalist Q= Quarterfinalist P= Countdown Round Participant
Written Competition Winner
Masters Round Winner
Download the list of winners here.