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BREAKING NEWS

Mathcounts competition held at MSU

Area middle school math whizzes faced off during the annual Ward County Mathcounts Competition at Minot State University on Wednesday.

Kids were asked to come up with the right answer to math stumpers like this one:

Barry starts with the number 5, doubles it, adds 1, doubles the result, adds 1, doubles the result, adds 1 and continues this pattern of the two alternating calculations. Kayla, meanwhile, starts with 5, adds 1, doubles the result, adds 1, doubles the result, adds 1, doubles the result, and continues this pattern of two alternating calculations. What is the positive difference of their final results?

The answer is 15.

Students who received top scores on a written test given in the morning will have to wait to find out how their scores compare against those from other surrounding counties. The top scorers in the region will go on to the state competition later this spring.

Winners at the Ward County Mathcounts competition follow:

Top three teams from the city: 1Erik Ramstad Middle School; 2Jim Hill Middle School; 3Memorial Middle School.

Top three teams from the county: 1Kenmare; 2Nedrose; 3South Prairie.

Top three individuals from the city: 1Hunter Swartwout, Jim Hill Middle School; 2Charlie Wentz, Jim Hill Middle School; 3McKinlee Harmon, Bishop Ryan Catholic School.

Top three individuals from the county: 1Cord Redding, Burlington-Des Lacs; 2Cole Zurcher, South Prairie; 3Grace Burke, Lewis and Clark-Berthold.

Eight countdown round finalists: Hunter Swartwout, Jim Hill; Cord Redding, Burlington-Des Lacs; Charlie Wentz, Jim Hill; Cole Zurcher, South Prairie; McKinlee Harmon, Bishop Ryan Catholic School; Eden Kramer, Bishop Ryan Catholic School; Marley Foltz, Jim Hill; Brody Armstrong, Ramstad.

Countdown round winner: Cord Redding, Burlington-Des Lacs.