# 2023 MIT Integration Bee - Finals

TLDRIn a thrilling finale, Luke and Maxim competed for the title of 'Great Integrator of 2023' in a contest involving five challenging integrals with a 4-minute time limit each. After a series of intense rounds with both competitors initially scoring zero, a mishap with an integral question in the fourth round led to further scrutiny, but neither competitor scored points. In the final round, Luke triumphed with the correct answer, securing the title amidst audience cheers. An error from the semifinals was acknowledged, but it did not affect the outcome. The event concluded with Luke being crowned the winner and Maxim as the runner-up, followed by applause and anticipation for next year's competition.

###### Takeaways

- π The event is a finals competition between Luke and Maxim, with the title of 'Grand Integrator of 2023' at stake.
- π There are five integrals to be solved, and they are described as being very challenging.
- β³ The time limit for solving each integral is 4 minutes.
- π€ Both competitors seem to struggle with the first integral, with neither providing a completely correct answer.
- π There is a moment of laughter and light-heartedness amidst the competition, indicating a friendly atmosphere.
- π The competition continues with multiple rounds, each with its own integral to solve.
- π€ Maxim and Luke are both shown to be competitive and engaged, ready for each challenge.
- π There is a technical mishap where an integral is accidentally shown too early, but the competitors are encouraged to continue.
- π ββοΈ The competitors are reminded that floor functions are not allowed in their answers, showing the strictness of the competition rules.
- π The final integral determines the winner, with Luke providing the correct answer and being crowned the 'Great Integrator of 2023'.
- π Both competitors are applauded for their efforts, and an error from a previous round (semifinal) is acknowledged and will be corrected on the website.

###### Q & A

### What is the event being described in the transcript?

-The event is a competition called the 'Great Integrator of 2023', where two competitors, Luke and Maxim, are participating in a finals match involving the solving of integrals.

### How many integrals are there in the final round of this competition?

-There are five integrals in the final round of the competition.

### What is the time limit for solving each integral in the final round?

-The time limit for solving each integral in the final round is 4 minutes.

### What is the outcome of the first integral problem in the finals?

-Both competitors got a part of the first integral problem right, with the correct answer being two root three pi over nine.

### Did either competitor score any points after the first integral problem?

-No, the score remained nil-nil after the first integral problem, as both competitors only got a part right.

### What was the answer to the second integral problem?

-The answer to the second integral problem was seven pi.

### How did the audience react when the answer to the second integral was revealed?

-The audience jeered when the answer to the second integral was revealed, indicating disappointment or surprise that neither competitor got the correct answer.

### What was the issue with the third integral problem?

-There was a moment of confusion with the third integral problem, as it was mentioned that it 'needs checking' and 'is close, but no cigar', suggesting that neither competitor provided the correct answer.

### What mistake occurred during the fourth integral problem?

-During the fourth integral problem, there was a mishap where the integral was accidentally sent too far and was visible to one of the competitors, which led to a clarification about not having floor functions in the answer.

### What was the outcome of the fifth and final integral problem?

-Luke provided the correct answer for the fifth integral problem, which was 27 over 32, making him the Great Integrator of 2023.

### Was there an error in the semifinals that affected the final outcome?

-Yes, there was an error in the semifinals where an integral was missing a factor of 1/2. However, it was clarified that this error did not affect the final outcome as both competitors were wrong on that problem anyway.

### What will happen after the competition?

-After the competition, prizes will be handed out, and there is an option for the audience to stay and see some integrals being explained.

###### Outlines

##### π Finals Begin: Luke vs Maxim

The script opens with the announcement of the finals of an integration competition between Luke and Maxim. The host explains that there will be five challenging integrals to solve within a 4-minute time limit. The competitors are asked if they are ready, and the competition begins. The first integral is presented, and both competitors attempt to solve it within the time constraints. The answer to the first integral is revealed to be two root three pi over nine, with both competitors getting a part of it right.

##### π Score Tied: Nil-Nil

The competition continues with the second integral. The host keeps the audience informed about the time remaining, and both competitors are eager to solve the problem. However, neither competitor is able to provide the correct answer within the time limit, leading to jeering from the audience. The correct answer is seven pi, and the score remains tied at nil-nil as they proceed to the third integral.

##### π Unexpected Delay: Checking Answers

The third integral is presented, and the competitors are ready to tackle it. As the countdown progresses, there is a humorous moment when the host realizes that the answer given by one of the competitors needs to be checked. There is a brief pause in the competition for verification, indicating the complexity and importance of accuracy in the answers.

##### π€ Score Unchanged: No Correct Answers Yet

The fourth integral is introduced, and the competitors are still tied with no points. There is a moment of confusion when the host accidentally sends the integral too far, but the competitors are instructed to continue. A clarification is made regarding the use of floor functions in answers, which are not allowed. Despite the efforts, neither competitor provides a correct answer, and the score remains nil-nil with two problems left.

##### π Mishaps and Clarifications

The script describes a mishap where the host sends the integral too far, but the competitors are encouraged to keep going. There is a clarification about the use of floor functions in answers, which are not permitted. The competitors are given the fifth integral, and there is a reminder for Luke to look at his hand for the integral, not the screen. The countdown for the final integral begins, and the competitors are focused on solving the problem.

##### π Luke Wins: The Great Integrator of 2023

The final integral is presented, and the countdown to solve it is intense. When time is up, the answer is revealed to be 27 over 32, and Luke is the one who gets it correct, leading to audience cheering. There is a brief discussion about an error from the semifinals where an integral was missing a factor of 1/2. The host acknowledges the mistake and assures that it will be corrected on the website. Luke is declared the Great Integrator of 2023, and Maxim is the runner-up. The host congratulates both competitors and thanks the audience for an awesome match, inviting them to stay for explanations of the integrals and looking forward to next year's competition.

###### Mindmap

###### Keywords

##### π‘Finals

##### π‘Integrals

##### π‘Competitors

##### π‘Time Limit

##### π‘Grand Integrator

##### π‘Score

##### π‘Answer

##### π‘Tiebreakers

##### π‘Mishap

##### π‘Factor

##### π‘Winner

###### Highlights

The finals of the integration competition begin with a match-up between Luke and Maxim.

There will be five integrals, each with a 4-minute time limit.

The winner will be crowned the grand integrator of 2023.

Both competitors are ready for the first integral challenge.

The first integral's answer is two root three pi over nine, with both competitors getting a part right.

The score remains nil-nil after the first integral.

The second integral's answer is seven pi, with neither competitor getting it correct.

The third integral challenge begins with a squared integral.

There's a moment of confusion as the third integral's answer needs checking.

The third integral's answer is revealed to be incorrect for both competitors.

The fourth integral challenge starts with a mishap where the integral is accidentally shown too early.

Clarification is given that floor functions are not allowed in the answers.

Both competitors fail to provide the correct answer for the fourth integral.

The last regular integral challenge begins with Luke and Maxim still tied.

Luke correctly answers the final integral, becoming the Great Integrator of 2023.

An error from the semifinals is acknowledged, where an integral was missing a factor of 1/2.

Luke is congratulated for his victory, and Maxim is acknowledged as the runner-up.

The competition concludes with an invitation for the audience to stay for integral explanations.

The event wraps up with thanks and a goodbye, looking forward to next year's competition.

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