The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition

Statistics on the 1996 Competition

This table indicates, for each score achieved, the average rank of the participants receiving that score.

Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank
98 1 60 17.5 45 32 32 115.5 24 214 12 608
89 2 59 19.5 44 47.5 31 127 23 224 11 681
80 3.5 58 21.5 43 51.5 30 138.5 22 244 10 799.5
76 5.5 56 23 42 55 29 154.5 21 276 9 948.5
73 7 55 24 41 59.5 28 170.5 20 31 8 1086.5
70 8 52 25 40 67.5 27 185 19 383 6 1145
68 9.5 51 26 39 77 26 197.5 18 447 5 1147.5
66 11 50 29 38 89 25.9 202 17 500.5 4 1157
65 12 49 32.5 37 97.5 25.8 203 16 532.5 3 1184.5
64 13 48 34 36 100.5 25.7 204 15 543.5 2 1288.5
62 14.5 47 35.5 35 104 25.6 205.5 14 552 1 1473.5
61 16 46 38 33 107.5 25 208 13 571 0 1991

This table shows how many of the top 206 contestants received each possible score on each problem.

  A-1 A-2 A-3 A-4 A-5 A-6 B-1 B-2 B-3 B-4 B-5 B-6 Total
10 87 6 63 3 4 4 113 85 20 40 34 0 459
9 26 11 18 7 4 4 72 13 19 4 4 1 183
8 47 27 6 7 2 11 17 6 8 7 7 9 154
7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 6 65 0 7 0 18 3 15 14 17 3 2 150
1 9 23 0 19 13 13 1 7 36 4 2 0 127
0 31 46 47 67 40 46 0 28 56 48 58 23 490
blank 0 28 72 96 143 110 0 52 53 86 98 171 909
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