Hewo! My name is Sunaina Pati, and I am a first year undergraduate student in CMI.

I started this blog to discuss my math ideas, to share my experiences, my own notes(both school and olympiad) and many more. I would call this blog, heavily mathematics-biased. I do post a few non-math posts. Moreover, this blog is where I put a lot of problems I solved. So I post the solutions here, to verify my solution and practice proof writing.

Also, these problems are really perfect and not heavy theory-based. The difficulty range is however quite large. In general, it's IMO P1 level or higher.

Though there is no guarantee about when I will post, so if you are interested, then do subscribe ðŸ˜„, so that you don't miss out on anything new!

• I would describe myself as a math enthusiast, who likes learning new theories and applying them to various problems.
• I am a three times IMOTC qualifier and EGMO 2023 silver medalist.
• My MBTI type is INTJ-T.
• I love solving Olympiad math problems and teaching math to other kids.
• I run a very cool math club called The Philomath club.
• I don't have a favourite area in Olympiad mathematics, however, I tend to solve some of the geometry problems in the test, thanks to the amazing book EGMO.
• Apart from doing olympiad math, I usually spend my time studying school books, watching k-dramas, reading webtoons and making digital art.
• I love listening to K-POP ( TXT, Enhypen, BTS, Seventeen, Exo, G-Idle, Kard, Mamamoo, Black Pink, New Jeans, Lessarafim, NCT, Stray Kids, Red Velvet, Eric Nam, Woostein, Woosung, Sunmi, Somi) and Indian Indies( Western Ghats and Zaeden are my favs)

• Total problems discussed: 330

• Total Posts: 52

Some fun FAQs:

0. How should I use this blog?

Ans: I won't be biased. You can subscribe to this blog if you want to (you can unsubscribe whenever you want to)!

• The content I will be sharing is probably me writing solutions to ISLs and many more Math contest problems. And maybe rate them according to me. I personally prefer walkthroughs ( And I agree it's easier to write too, but I need to practice my proof-writing too! )

• You can simply binge-read my posts! It's quite fun to see me suffering

• I am a human. I won't post only math. I will be posting non-math too. The non-math content is pretty random. Sometimes I just post cat memes or sometimes some serious talk. But I assure you, this won't be boring.

• If you are a high-school student who wants to do good on Boards and in the olympiads too. I understand how much pressure you must be going through, so don't worry about the school. I have made notes for a few of the chapters of Class 10, which I used for myself! They are pretty nice ( sufficient enough for scoring 95% I guess?). Read them before you read the book. After reading the notes, read the book. You are set!

I think you can refer to my Humanities area and Bio notes! They are actually pretty good. Rest depends on how good you can "bend and write the answers with beauty."
You can get them on my Notes  and Problem Sets page.

• I have a Post log page. The main motivation to make such a page was to help other people to use this blog in the best possible way!

The archive widget and categories could possibly help, but this page is quite systematic. Moreover, I have given a basic preview of the blog post too!

1. What's your favourite K-POP band?

Ans: Currently Tomorrow x Together. I really love them. However musically, I am really into Enhypen!

Ans: Aquamarine and ochre. Bright yellow and pastel shades too.

Ans: Capricorn ( And I am a true Capricorn)

4. What's your favourite genre in music?

Ans: K-PoP, J-PoP and Indian Indies.

Lastly, I am Sunaina Pati in MSE, Jelena_ivanchic in AOPS, Sun_Prime#7400 in Discord and Sunaina Pati in Linkedin.

See y'all soon!

Sunaina ðŸ’œ

Introduction

Hey Everyone!! This is my first Blog post. So let me give a brief introduction about myself. I am Sunaina Pati. I love solving Olympiad math problems,  learning crazy astronomical facts , playing hanabi and anti-chess, listening to Kpop , love making diagrams in Geogebra and  teaching other people maths ðŸ˜Š . I love geometry , number theory and Combinatorics . I am starting this blog to keep myself a bit motivated in doing studies ðŸ˜Ž . Right now, I am planning to write walkthroughs on some of the best problems I tried over the week which can refer for hints 'cause solutions contain some major spoilers and one learns a lot while solving the problem on his own rather than seeing solutions . Also, there will be some reviews about Kpop songs, study techniques, my day to day lifestyles,exam reviews and ofc some non-sense surprises ðŸ˜‚.  I am planning to  try  posting every week on Sundays or Saturdays ( most probably) ! Though there is no guarantee about when I will post , so if you are

My experiences at EGMO, IMOTC and PROMYS experience

Yes, I know. This post should have been posted like 2 months ago. Okay okay, sorry. But yeah, I was just waiting for everything to be over and I was lazy. ( sorry ) You know, the transitioning period from high school to college is very weird. I will join CMI( Chennai Mathematical  Institue) for bsc maths and cs degree. And I am very scared. Like very very scared. No, not about making new friends and all. I don't care about that part because I know a decent amount of CMI people already.  What I am scared of is whether I will be able to handle the coursework and get good grades T_T Anyways, here's my EGMO PDC, EGMO, IMOTC and PROMYS experience. Yes, a lot of stuff. My EGMO experience is a lot and I wrote a lot of details, IMOTC and PROMYS is just a few paras. Oh to those, who don't know me or are reading for the first time. I am Sunaina Pati. I was IND2 at EGMO 2023 which was held in Slovenia. I was also invited to the IMOTC or International Mathematical Olympiad Training Cam

How to prepare for RMO?

"Let's wait for this exam to get over".. *Proceeds to wait for 2 whole fricking years!  I always wanted to write a book recommendation list, because I have been asked so many times! But then I was always like "Let's wait for this exam to get over" and so on. Why? You see it's pretty embarrassing to write a "How to prepare for RMO/INMO" post and then proceed to "fail" i.e not qualifying.  Okay okay, you might be thinking, "Sunaina you qualified like in 10th grade itself, you will obviously qualify in 11th and 12th grade." No. It's not that easy. Plus you are talking to a very underconfident girl. I have always underestimated myself. And I think that's the worst thing one can do itself. Am I confident about myself now? Definitely not but I am learning not to self-depreciate myself little by little. Okay, I shall write more about it in the next post describing my experience in 3 different camps and 1 program.  So, I got

Bio is Love..

Adios, everyone! Boards preparation at its peak :(  However, I am not able to study how I used to. Every time I try to study for boards, I just keep thinking much about a topic, stare at the book, jam a song or just start doing procrastination by bookmarking random cute problems in HSO. It's been more than a year I have studied like with a focus on a book. My lappy is being a big distraction tbh. So after INMO score come out, I will just give my lappy for repair and say papa to bring it back home after June 2.  Milk and Mocha I literally am taking 2 days to complete 1 bio chapter, some times even 3. The rate of my "slowness" is probably because I am like every 15 minutes checking discord to see if the INMO scores are out or not. So HBCSE, thank you for keeping me anxious.  Funfact:- we must be grateful that there is an organisation that is conducting these national Olys. There are some countries where no Olys are being conducted. ( Same dialogue which mumma uses, but in p

Reflecting on past

INMO Scores are out!! I am now a two times INMO awardee :) I got 16|0|1, so 17 in total! Yes, 16 in P1 T_T. I was thinking I would lose marks because of the way I wrote.  Lemme tell ya'll what happened that day but first I should share a few thoughts I had before the exam. My thoughts Honestly, my preparation for INMO was bad. In fact, I should say I didn't work hard at all. As I have said earlier, I had lost all my hopes for INMO and Olympiads as a whole after EGMO TSTs happened.  Art by Jelena Janic EGMO TSTs i.e European Girl's Mathematical Olympiad Team selection Tests 2022.  Literally my thoughts after EGMO TSTs I feel very ashamed to share but I got 1 mark in my EGMO TSTs. Tests in which I literally gave my whole life. I did so many ISLs ( like SO MANY), I mocked EGMO 2021 TST where my score was 28/42 and I perfected Day 2. 1 mark in the TST just showed my true potential. There are way better people than me in olys. A friend even said to me, "If I wouldn't

Solving Random ISLs And Sharygin Solutions! And INMO happened!!

Some of the ISLs I did before INMO :P  [2005 G3]:  Let $ABCD$ be a parallelogram. A variable line $g$ through the vertex $A$ intersects the rays $BC$ and $DC$ at the points $X$ and $Y$, respectively. Let $K$ and $L$ be the $A$-excenters of the triangles $ABX$ and $ADY$. Show that the angle $\measuredangle KCL$ is independent of the line $g$ Solution: Note that $$\Delta LDK \sim \Delta XBK$$ and $$\Delta ADY\sim \Delta XCY.$$ So we have $$\frac{BK}{DY}=\frac{XK}{LY}$$ and $$\frac{DY}{CY}=\frac{AD}{XC}=\frac{AY}{XY}.$$ Hence $$\frac{BK}{CY}=\frac{AD}{XC}\times \frac{XK}{LY}\implies \frac{BK}{BC}=\frac{CY}{XC}\times \frac{XK}{LY}=\frac{AB}{BC}\times \frac{XK}{LY}$$ $$\frac{AB}{LY}\times \frac{XK}{BK}=\frac{AB}{LY}\times \frac{LY}{DY}=\frac{AB}{DL}$$ $$\implies \Delta CBK\sim \Delta LDK$$ And we are done. We get that $$\angle KCL=360-(\angle ACB+\angle DKC+\angle BCK)=\angle DAB/2 +180-\angle DAB=180-\angle DAB/2$$ Motivation: I took a hint on this. I had other angles but I didn't r

INMO Scores and Results

Heya! INMO Results are out! Well, I am now a 3 times IMOTCer :D. Very excited to meet every one of you! My INMO score was exactly 26 with a distribution of 17|0|0|0|0|9, which was a fair grading cause after problem 1, I tried problem 6 next. I was hoping for some partials in problem 4 but didn't get any.  I am so so so excited to meet everyone! Can't believe my olympiad journey is going to end soon..  I thought to continue the improvement table I made last year! ( I would still have to add my EGMO performance and also IMO TST performance too) 2018-2019[ grade 8]:  Cleared PRMO, Cleared RMO[ State rank 4], Wrote INMO 2019-2020[ grade 9]:  Cleared PRMO, Cleared RMO[ State topper], Wrote INMO ( but flopped it) 2020-2021[grade 10]:  Cleared IOQM, Cleared INMO [ Through Girl's Quota] 2021-2022[grade 11]:  Wrote EGMO 2022 TST[ Rank 8], Qualified for IOQM part B directly, Cleared IOQM-B ( i.e INMO) [Through general quota],  2022-2023 [grade 12]:  Wrote EGMO 2023 TST [ Rank 2], Mad