18 students participated in the stage 1 contest. Nobody gave a perfect solution. With relaxed grading, only 1 student gets 2 points, and 9 students get 1 point. The winning proposals are listed below. The TA will send an email to each participant to pass my comments.
You should now talk to each other to form teams for stage 2 if you want to participate. Stage 2 is not going to be easy. Try to find the best partners you can.