5th IOAA » Group Competition Rules

- Teams consisting of three or more students can participate in the group competition.
- The team will be given a set of 5 problems to solve in 60 minutes.
- The team's result is decided by the sum total of the points obtained for all 5 problems. Up to 20 points can be obtained for each problem. The team can gain extra points by handing in their solutions to all 5 problems before the end of the allotted 60 minutes, and will lose points for time taken beyond the 60 minutes, as follows:
- If, at the moment the team's solutions are handed in,
*n*full minutes are left before the allotted time, then the sum total of the points obtained by the team for their solutions will be multiplied by a factor*k*= 1 +*n*/100,

thus the team gets an extra 1% of their total result for every minute saved. - If the team hands in their solutions
*n*full minutes after the allotted 60 minutes have passed, the sum total of the points obtained by the team of the team will be multiplied by the factor*k*= 1 –*n*/100,

thus the team will lose 1% of their result for every minute used beyond the allotted time. - The team with the most points after adjustement for time wins.
- Every student of the winning team will be given a prize and gold medal of the group competition.

The rules can also be downloaded: Group competition rules.pdf