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Cahit Arf (11 October 1910 â€“ 26 December 1997) was a Turkish mathematician. He is known for the Arf invariant of a quadratic form in characteristic 2 (applied in knot theory and surgery theory) in topology, the Hasseâ€“Arf theorem in ramification theory, Arf semigroups, and Arf rings. For more information please check Wikipedia.
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Score depends on number of correct answers and number of trials.
 FS stands for First Solver. For each problem, there is a first solver. Each time you solve a problem as the first person your FS score increases by one.
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Order  Score  # of Correct Answers  Names  Badges  Country  

FS  SF  SP  UT  
1.  072.06  87  Isaiah James de Dios Maling  4  27  Philippines  
2.  070.86  99  Caed Mark Medul Mendoza  8  109  MT  Philippines  
3.  069.42  95  Richard Phillip Dimaala Fernandez  6  90  MT  Philippines  
4.  066.48  78  Amirul Faiz Abdul Muthalib  11  0  MT  Malaysia  
5.  064.42  67  Lilanie Monique Torilla  0  55  ❂  S  Philippines 
6.  064.01  84  Jereco Dela Pena  0  0  MT  Philippines  
7.  063.84  79  Jeffrey Robles  15  4  Philippines  
8.  053.86  57  Sumet Ketsri  5  58  Thailand  
9.  052.06  62  Kurara Chibana  4  0  S  Japan  
10.  051.92  54  Willie Revillame Wowowin  0  0  ❂  Philippines  
11.  051.57  63  Russel J. Galanido  1  30  S  South Korea  
12.  045.53  66  Mertkan Simsek  8  0  MT  Turkey  
13.  042.17  50  Marvin Cato  1  30  MT  Philippines  
14.  041.98  49  Radu Bogo  0  40  Romania  
15.  038.81  52  Law Tik Shun  0  0  MT  Hong Kong  
16.  036.32  48  Nixon Balandra  3  46  MT  Philippines  
17.  035.95  54  Randy Orton  6  0  United States of America  
18.  035.69  60  Rindell Mabunga  1  31  S  Philippines  
19.  033.65  35  Arjun Singh Rajawat  0  4  ❂  S  India 
20.  032.33  41  Jacob Sabido  0  5  S  Philippines  
21.  028.86  41  Darwin Ojera  0  22  MT  Philippines  
22.  026.50  41  Joselito Torculas  4  26  Philippines  
23.  025.61  57  Roenz Joshlee Timbol  0  1  S  Philippines  
24.  025.43  36  Lim Jing Ren  0  0  S  Malaysia  
25.  025.00  26  Alea Astrea  0  0  ❂  S  Philippines 
26.  021.67  26  Kuba Helsztynski  0  0  MT  Poland  
27.  018.27  19  Lenard Guillermo  0  2  ❂  S  Philippines 
28.  017.48  20  Gluttony  0  0  Philippines  
29.  016.85  29  Joseph Rodelas  1  0  S  Philippines  
30.  015.85  26  Norwyn Nicholson Kah  0  38  S  Philippines  
31.  015.81  25  Jhepoy Dizon  0  0  S  Philippines  
32.  015.09  19  Mark Alvero  0  0  MT  Philippines  
33.  014.92  32  Daniel James Molina  0  1  S  Philippines  
34.  014.25  20  Ralph Macarasig  0  0  S  Philippines  
35.  013.54  26  Joem Canciller  1  0  Philippines  
36.  013.46  14  John Albert A. Reyes  0  6  ❂  S  Philippines 
37.  012.63  17  Nheil Ignacio  0  8  S  Philippines  
38.  012.25  22  Hanelet Santos  0  15  S  Philippines  
39.  012.11  23  Kumar Ayush  0  1  S  India  
40.  011.60  28  Mark Kenneth Dairo  1  26  S  Philippines  
41.  011.58  17  Ibrahim Demir  0  1  MT  Turkey  
42.  011.13  18  Francis Gerard Magtibay  0  0  S  Philippines  
43.  011.08  22  Christian Paul Patawaran  0  1  S  Philippines  
44.  010.85  19  Bikram Chohan  0  5  S  India  
45.  010.82  15  Srinivas Kanigiri  0  0  S  India  
46.  010.58  11  Melga Sonio  0  0  ❂  S  Philippines 
47.  010.16  13  Poetri Sonya Tarabunga  0  0  S  Indonesia  
48.  009.89  12  Andrew Chiu  0  0  Philippines  
49.  009.62  10  Monu Baba Rura Sirsa Up  0  0  ❂  S  India 
50.  009.42  14  Ewen Goisot  0  17  France  
51.  008.89  43  Kimi No Nawa  8  166  S  Japan  
52.  008.83  21  Christian Daang  1  25  S  Philippines  
53.  008.65  18  James Ericson  1  0  Thailand  
54.  008.57  14  Angelu G. Leynes  1  0  S  Philippines  
55.  008.31  11  Mark Elis Espiridion  0  0  Philippines  
56.  007.94  17  Stefano Ongari  0  0  S  Italy  
57.  007.85  14  Gideon Tomas  0  0  S  Philippines  
58.  007.39  13  Chris Norman Algo  0  10  S  Philippines  
59.  006.92  12  Reymark Togno  0  0  Philippines  
60.  006.92  12  Dreimuru Tempest  2  0  S  Philippines  
61.  006.73  7  Adrian Pilotos Burgos  0  0  ❂  Philippines  
62.  006.01  10  Mythreya Lakshman  0  3  India  
63.  005.77  6  Yavuz Selim Koseoglu  2  0  ❂  S  Turkey 
64.  005.77  6  Mahmut Cemrek  0  0  ❂  Turkey  
65.  005.77  6  John Gamal Aziz Attia  2  1  ❂  S  Egypt 
66.  005.56  9  Blake Herrera  0  0  S  United States of America  
67.  005.34  10  Ikemen  3  0  Japan  
68.  004.71  7  Emmanuel David  0  0  S  Philippines  
69.  004.12  27  Keedgwh  0  0  India  
70.  004.01  5  Sigmund Dela Cruz  0  5  S  Philippines  
71.  003.85  4  Chayapol  0  2  ❂  S  Thailand 
72.  003.85  4  Βαρελάς Γεώρ𝛾ιος  0  0  ❂  Greece  
73.  003.43  5  John Lester Tan  0  0  S  Philippines  
74.  003.25  9  Anjelo V. Racho  0  0  S  Philippines  
75.  003.00  5  Grant Lewis Bulaong  0  1  S  Philippines  
76.  002.88  3  Gerald M. Pascua  0  0  ❂  Philippines  
77.  002.88  3  Barry Villanueva  0  2  ❂  Philippines  
78.  002.67  5  Jake Gacuan  0  9  Philippines  
79.  002.56  4  Mark Lawrence P Velasco  0  0  S  Philippines  
80.  002.47  6  Fred Gutierrez  0  0  S  Philippines  
81.  002.20  4  Smahi Abdeslem  0  4  S  Algeria  
82.  002.16  3  Andrei Alido  0  0  S  Philippines  
83.  002.00  5  Dan Lang  0  0  Philippines  
84.  001.92  2  Nathanael Joshua Balete  0  0  ❂  Philippines  
85.  001.92  2  Jaydee Lucero  0  2  ❂  S  Philippines 
86.  001.92  2  Edge Ramos  0  0  ❂  S  Philippines 
87.  001.92  2  Avishek Yadav  1  0  ❂  S  India 
88.  001.92  2  Afshiram Muhammed  0  0  ❂  S  Turkey 
89.  001.41  5  John Marco Latagan  0  0  S  Philippines  
90.  001.28  2  Judy Ann Rubante  0  0  S  Philippines  
91.  001.03  4  Gerlie Emata Mantua  0  1  S  Philippines  
92.  000.96  2  Evan Gruda  0  0  S  United States of America  
93.  000.96  1  Suleyman Akarsu  0  0  ❂  Turkey  
94.  000.96  1  Serkan Callioglu  0  0  ❂  Turkey  
95.  000.96  1  Rosendo Parra Milian  0  1  ❂  S  Peru 
96.  000.96  1  Muhammed Aydogdu  0  0  ❂  Turkey  
97.  000.96  1  Mohamed Karamany  1  0  ❂  Egypt  
98.  000.96  1  Kwok Ho Yin, Jaffy  0  1  ❂  S  Hong Kong 
99.  000.96  1  Captain Magneto  0  0  ❂  S  Germany 
100.  000.96  1  Avrila Frazier  0  1  ❂  MT  United States of America 
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Score Table  Countries
Country  # of Correct Answers  # of Trials  Performance 

Philippines  1477  2159  68.41% 
Nigeria  1  1  100% 
Canada  1  2  50% 
Turkey  103  145  71.03% 
India  143  331  43.2% 
Iran  2  8  25% 
United States of America  66  97  68.04% 
Hong Kong  53  68  77.94% 
Greece  4  4  100% 
Poland  26  30  86.67% 
France  14  20  70% 
Egypt  7  7  100% 
Germany  1  1  100% 
Romania  51  60  85% 
Italy  17  35  48.57% 
Thailand  79  98  80.61% 
Japan  115  289  39.79% 
Algeria  4  7  57.14% 
Indonesia  13  16  81.25% 
Peru  1  1  100% 
Malaysia  104  127  81.89% 
South Korea  63  74  85.14% 
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Number of problems: 10With over 5 years of handson, successful teaching experience, Amirul is an enthusiastic PreUniversity Mathematics Lecturer in INTEC Education College, Malaysia. Being a versatile individual who love Maths, he has earned a Masterâ€™s Degree in Mechanical Engineering in Japan. He had opportunity to teach Maths in Japanese Syllabus for scholarship sponsored students who will further their study in KOSEN (National College of Technology in Japan). He also train some of his students for the National Olympiad every year.
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Number of problems: 3I am currently in the thesis phase of my postgraduate education which is about mathematics teaching education. I got some notable national and international achievements in various secondary school mathematics national and international project competitions. Likewise, my students also got many elementary and secondary level mathematical olympics achievements. In the recent past, my students got the first and the second place in the TÃœBÄ°TAK National Secondary School Research Projects Contest. One of my students, a team member of the national math team, received a bronze medal in IMO. I'm an author of many scientific articles about mathematics in the quarterly magazine "Mathematical World". I'm the founder of Matematik MeraklÄ±sÄ±, which is a website dedicated to Mathematics.
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