World’s toughest maths competition: Two UK girls to make rare appearance on a platform for brainy boys

The rarefied world of international mathematics competitions has traditionally been where brainy teenage boys show their genius for problem solving. This year however, for the first time in a quarter of a century, two girls have made it into the UK squad for the International Mathematical Olympiad , the largest, oldest and most prestigious of international maths contests. The competition starts next week in Rio de Janeiro, when 17-year-old Rosie Cates from Cambridge will become the first female in the six-strong UK team for almost a decade. Naomi Wei, also…

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Karnataka SSLC supplementary result 2017: 50.81% pass, girls outperform boys

The results of the Karnataka supplementary exams for Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Class 10) announced in Bengaluru on Thursday saw a pass percentage of 50.81%. A total of 2,42,951 students appeared in the exam with 1,23,443 students being declared successful. The exams were held between June 15 and 22 for students who did not pass in the annual SSLC examination held in April. Girls outperformed boys with a pass percentage of 55.8%. The pass percentage for boys was 47.9%. Rural students performed better than their urban counterparts, securing a pass…

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