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Albany- South Georgia high school students got to show off their knack for numbers Friday.

About 85 high school students from around the state crunched numbers in a math competition at Albany State University. They were expected to work problems from Algebra to Calculus.

ASU professors say the students will need math in whatever career they choose.

"You have to have some level of understanding about mathematics," said Dr. Zephyrinus Okonkwo, chairman of ASU's mathematics and computer science department. "So these young people you see here today are very excited in showing their abilities in the area of mathematics and mathematical sciences."

Lee County High School placed first in today's competition. Deerfield-Windsor placed second and Valdosta High School placed third.

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