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By Bob10001 (Bob10001) on Saturday, August 16, 2003 - 12:09 am: Edit

Would an AIME score of a 3 be worth listing on the MIT app? I have other math awards, like top 5 in state, 800iic, 800i, and 5 on BC Calc. Will the 3 make me look bad, not hurt, or help me?

By Serene (Serene) on Saturday, August 16, 2003 - 12:15 am: Edit

It's um kind of low. But it won't really hurt. AIME is a hard test.

By Bob10001 (Bob10001) on Saturday, August 16, 2003 - 12:18 am: Edit

I'm just thinking that they'd expect more with my other credentials, so it'd be better to just not list it. I did have a bad day though, I know I could pull a 5 maybe 6 on some forms. Thank you for replying. :)

By Bob10001 (Bob10001) on Saturday, August 16, 2003 - 11:53 am: Edit


By Clickspring (Clickspring) on Saturday, August 16, 2003 - 12:25 pm: Edit

It'll show that you attempted the test, and that will look good.

By Cornellian07 (Cornellian07) on Saturday, August 16, 2003 - 02:12 pm: Edit

Yeah don't worry. 3 isn't that bad of a score on the AIME. I got 800 math and math 2C, and 5 on BC calc also, and I only got 4 on the AIME. Remember that the people taking this contest are already the best of the best. And the average score on the AIME among these "cream of the crop" students is somewhere around 1.5.

By Fairyofwind (Fairyofwind) on Saturday, August 16, 2003 - 03:49 pm: Edit

As others have said, it won't really hurt, because simply qualifying from the AIME already distinguishes you from the 250,000 people that take the AMCs each year.

By Masamune707 (Masamune707) on Sunday, August 17, 2003 - 04:03 am: Edit

yeh i kno pulling a 10 or so takes some major studying...i could recommend some books to ppl if they r interested tho =D

By Syd (Syd) on Sunday, August 17, 2003 - 06:01 pm: Edit

Yeah. AIME is pretty tough. I got 3 on it this year but it was a pretty bad day. My school is incredibly competitive in math and we had 3 9s and 5 8s this year. Over 50 people qualified for AIME after taking the AMCs. And we're Canadians :) But then again we have some crazy geniuses at our school.

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