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Sunday, November 08, 2015

Delmarva students test their skills at math contest

"Mathematics took center stage at Salisbury University Nov. 5 as 63 students from 21 high schools in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia participated in the 32nd annual Eastern Shore High School Mathematics Competition." inform Delmarva Daily Times.


The students demonstrated their math expertise by working to solve probability problems during individual and team events.

Probability the study of chance in dealing with patterns and trends that occur in random events. The theory of mathematical probability is over 300 years old and uses statistics and simulations to help determine probability with greater accuracy. Such information is used in the physical sciences, genetics, social sciences, economics, industry, engineering and insurance.

North Caroline finished in first place in the team competition, while James M. Bennett finished second and 
Worcester Tech came in third.

Hunter Geisel of North Caroline took first-place honors in the individual student competition, while Winnie Wei of Broadwater Academy was runner-up and Hannah Lee of James M. Bennett finished third.

Other participating schools included: Cape Henlopen, Delmar, Seaford, Sussex Central, Colonel Richardson, Mardela, Parkside, Pocomoke, Saints Peter & Paul, Salisbury Christian, Snow Hill, Stephen Decatur, The Salisbury School, Washington, Wicomico and Worcester Prep and Arcadia.

Source: Delmarva Daily Times

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