

MCM: The Mathematical Contest in Modeling
ICM: The Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling
2008
MCM Problems
PROBLEM A: Take a Bath
Consider the effects on land from the melting of the north polar ice cap due to the predicted increase in global temperatures. Specifically, model the effects on the coast of Florida every ten years for the next 50 years due to the melting, with particular attention given to large metropolitan areas. Propose appropriate responses to deal with this. A careful discussion of the data used is an important part of the answer.
PROBLEM B: Creating Sudoku Puzzles
Develop an algorithm to construct Sudoku puzzles of varying difficulty. Develop metrics to define a difficulty level. The algorithm and metrics should be extensible to a varying number of difficulty levels. You should illustrate the algorithm with at least 4 difficulty levels. Your algorithm should guarantee a unique solution. Analyze the complexity of your algorithm. Your objective should be to minimize the complexity of the algorithm and meet the above requirements.
2008 ICM Problem
PROBLEM C: Finding the Good in Health Care Systems
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