#TopScoreTuesday! This week’s Top Scorer is Kevin Qian, 15, from Maryland. He is currently in 10th grade at Montgomery Blair High School. To learn more about the Spirit of Ramanujan Talent Initiative, check out www.expii.com/ramanujan

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Q: What’s a fun fact about yourself? 

A: I think I am closer to friends I had met over the internet (and maybe a few times in person) than the friends at my local high school…

Q: How did you hear about Expii?

A: I found about Expii at HMMT, where Mr. Po-Shen Loh invited people to submit five problems to the Expii database. The website seemed very interesting after my initial glance, so I began visiting it regularly afterward.

Q: How do you use Expii?

A: Mostly, work on the weekly problem sets when they are released. However, occasionally there will be a topic that I do not full understand, and I go on Expii to see if anyone has already posted an explanation.

Q: What is your math background?

A: I enjoy participating in various math competitions and solving the interesting problems. Besides participating in competitions, I also enjoy writing problems for my high school’s local math competition (Montgomery Blair Math Tournament) .

Q: Favorite topic/area of math?

A: I enjoy combinatorics problems because they seem to be the most thought provoking and they also bear a similarity to coding problems, which I find enjoyable.

Q: Anything else you would like to share about yourself?

Q: When not engaging myself with interesting mathematics problems, I enjoy playing sports such as Frisbee, Squash, Ping Pong, and Foosball. My favorite sport would have to be Foosball, even if I don’t particularly excel at it.

Top Score Tuesday :: Kevin Qian