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Students who want to test their skills in the most difficult nationwide math competition should sign up for the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition this week.

The event takes place the first Saturday morning of December. Students can sign up on the sheet posted outside Pardee Hall room 224 or email Derek Smith, assistant professor of mathematics, at smithder. The deadline is Friday.

Students can prepare by viewing old Putnam exams and by participating in the mathematics department’s Problem Group, which meets 4:15 p.m. each Tuesday in Pardee Hall room 227.

Lafayette’s Putnam team placed in the top 25 of participating universities and colleges in 2002. Last year, a record turnout of 22 Lafayette students took the six-hour exam.

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