I am deeply interested in Kolmogorov's probability contest whose tests could be found in English for the five first years but there is no English translation to its problems from round 6 onward. I have put the links to the original Russian problems and would be grateful to the contribution of Russian speakers in this forum to translate the questions to English.

Many thanks in advance

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    $\begingroup$ It may sound cynic, but there is in fact a Springer book "Russian for mathematicians" (e.g. it trains declination of nouns with Число (number) and adjectives with дистрибутивны (distributive) or the like). :) $\endgroup$ Nov 28, 2012 at 18:17
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    $\begingroup$ Oh thank you for the reference. I think at some point I need to learn some russian given the abondance of russian math literature that has not been translated to English. I hope a russian speaker around will help for the time being. My post is also meant to draw the attention of forum members to this interesting contest $\endgroup$
    – Averroes
    Nov 28, 2012 at 18:34
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    $\begingroup$ This type of question is neither disallowed by the FAQ nor explicitly recommended. However, it seems like a question that would be best handled on this site. The translated questions might prove good for the site. $\endgroup$
    – robjohn
    Nov 28, 2012 at 22:12
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    $\begingroup$ I have raised a question regarding this topic on meta. $\endgroup$
    – robjohn
    Nov 28, 2012 at 22:41
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    $\begingroup$ I've translated 6-8, but want to run through them again before I post them somewhere. There are some really cool problems in there. $\endgroup$ Dec 1, 2012 at 17:14

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I have uploaded KCd's translation of the questions for year 5 and my translation of the questions for years 6-8 here.

Please let me know if anything is unclear.


This post is for links to problems in the translation that have been asked on the site:

Problem 10, 7th Kolmogorov Student Olympiad in Probability Theory
(Also previously discussed in this stats.SE question.)


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