Princeton Main Essay 10

Princeton Main Essay 10 - Evaluate a significant...

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Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you. In eighth grade, I was paired with a girl named Emma to be my math partner. Before then, I had only known her as the girl with many freckles. However, I soon discovered that Emma was very smart. Every week, when Mrs. Massaro gave each group sets of ten problems, we pushed each other to the brink of our mathematical abilities. It was a fun challenge. The Friday before Winter Break, I was blazing. I had solved the first nine questions faster than her. Moving onto the last problem, I read, “How many paths in this maze can the cat take to catch the mouse?” I began delving into a maze of permutations, grids, and Vandermonde’s identity. It was an all-star lineup of the fancy stuff big high school students were haunted by. I was proud of summoning such elaborate mathematics to model the setup. But I didn’t know how to continue. Emma tackled the problem differently. First, she grabbed a Cerulean crayon
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