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Braeden Murphy, 13, of Otsego Junior High School, reacts after incorrectly answering a question during the countdown portion of this year's annual MATHCOUNTS competition.

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William Xi, 12, of Perrysburg Junior High, right, joins other contestants onstage who placed in the countdown round. Xi, who took first place, had a score of 44 points out of a possible 46, meaning he incorrectly answered one question.

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Julia Xiong, 13, of Perrysburg Junior High, center, gasps as she watches a question flash across the screen for another two constants. Julia placed 10th in the countdown portion of the competition.

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Kaushy Gera, 11, of Sylvania's McCord Junior High, smiles after winning a round in the countdown portion.

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Teddy Walsh, 13, of Timberstone Junior High School, pauses in contemplation while attempting to answer a math question within 45 seconds.

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Arman Serpen, 13, of Sylvania's Timberstone Junior High School, leaves the stage after competing.

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Sydnie Davis, 14, of Sylvania's McCord Junior High, left, and Kaushy Gera, 11, also of McCord Junior High, right, face off as they attempt to answer a mathematics question in 45 seconds. Davis placed ninth in the countdown round and is continuing on to the state competition.

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Freeman Gao, 13, of Sylvania's Timberstone Junior High School, celebrates after winning a round in the countdown portion.

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Students use calculators to double check answers posed to other contestants.

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David Mulligan, 14, of Arbor Hills Junior High, left, races to answer a math question within 45 seconds.

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