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#### veronica1999

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- Jun 4, 2012

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I recently took the AMC 8 and scored a 24 out of 25.

While I was going through the statistics, I was surprised to see top scoring girls were seriously outnumbered by the boys.

Out of 148,557 contestants there were 26 perfect scores for girls and 124 perfect score for boys. For score 24 there were 48 girls and 225 boys.

I guess a ratio of 1:5. I understand there will be many social and cultural reasons for this, but do boys have an innate advantage when it comes to math?

Does this trend continue all the way through our high school and college years?

Veronica.