1994 AHSME Problems

1994 AHSME (Answer Key)
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Instructions

  1. This is a 30-question, multiple choice test. Each question is followed by answers marked A, B, C, D and E. Only one of these is correct.
  2. You will receive 5 points for each correct answer, 2 points for each problem left unanswered, and 0 points for each incorrect answer.
  3. No aids are permitted other than scratch paper, graph paper, ruler, compass, protractor and erasers.
  4. Figures are not necessarily drawn to scale.
  5. You will have 90 minutes working time to complete the test.
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Problem 1

$4^4 \cdot 9^4 \cdot 4^9 \cdot 9^9=$

$\textbf{(A)}\ 13^{13} \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 13^{36} \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 36^{13} \qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 36^{36} \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 1296^{26}$

Solution

Problem 2

A large rectangle is partitioned into four rectangles by two segments parallel to its sides. The areas of three of the resulting rectangles are shown. What is the area of the fourth rectangle? [asy] draw((0,0)--(10,0)--(10,7)--(0,7)--cycle); draw((0,5)--(10,5)); draw((3,0)--(3,7)); label("6", (1.5,6)); label("?", (1.5,2.5)); label("14", (6.5,6)); label("35", (6.5,2.5)); [/asy]

$\textbf{(A)}\ 10 \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 15 \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 20 \qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 21 \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 25$

Solution

Problem 3

How many of the following are equal to $x^x+x^x$ for all $x>0$?

$\textbf{I:}\ 2x^x \qquad\textbf{II:}\ x^{2x} \qquad\textbf{III:}\ (2x)^x \qquad\textbf{IV:}\ (2x)^{2x}$

$\textbf{(A)}\ 0 \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 1 \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 2 \qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 3 \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 4$

Solution

Problem 4

In the $xy$-plane, the segment with endpoints $(-5,0)$ and $(25,0)$ is the diameter of a circle. If the point $(x,15)$ is on the circle, then $x=$

$\textbf{(A)}\ 10 \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 12.5 \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 15\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 17.5 \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 20$

Solution

Problem 5

Pat intended to multiply a number by $6$ but instead divided by $6$. Pat then meant to add $14$ but instead subtracted $14$. After these mistakes, the result was $16$. If the correct operations had been used, the value produced would have been

$\textbf{(A)}\ \text{less than 400} \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ \text{between 400 and 600} \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ \text{between 600 and 800} \\ \textbf{(D)}\ \text{between 800 and 1000} \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ \text{greater than 1000}$

Solution

Problem 6

In the sequence \[..., a, b, c, d, 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8,...\] each term is the sum of the two terms to its left. Find $a$.

$\textbf{(A)}\ -3 \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ -1 \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 0 \qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 1 \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 3$

Solution

Problem 7

Squares $ABCD$ and $EFGH$ are congruent, $AB=10$, and $G$ is the center of square $ABCD$. The area of the region in the plane covered by these squares is [asy] draw((0,0)--(10,0)--(10,10)--(0,10)--cycle); draw((5,5)--(12,-2)--(5,-9)--(-2,-2)--cycle); label("A", (0,0), W); label("B", (10,0), E); label("C", (10,10), NE); label("D", (0,10), NW); label("G", (5,5), N); label("F", (12,-2), E); label("E", (5,-9), S); label("H", (-2,-2), W); dot((-2,-2)); dot((5,-9)); dot((12,-2)); dot((0,0)); dot((10,0)); dot((10,10)); dot((0,10)); dot((5,5)); [/asy] $\textbf{(A)}\ 75 \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 100 \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 125 \qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 150 \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 175$

Solution

Problem 8

In the polygon shown, each side is perpendicular to its adjacent sides, and all 28 of the sides are congruent. The perimeter of the polygon is $56$. The area of the region bounded by the polygon is [asy] draw((0,0)--(1,0)--(1,-1)--(2,-1)--(2,-2)--(3,-2)--(3,-3)--(4,-3)--(4,-2)--(5,-2)--(5,-1)--(6,-1)--(6,0)--(7,0)--(7,1)--(6,1)--(6,2)--(5,2)--(5,3)--(4,3)--(4,4)--(3,4)--(3,3)--(2,3)--(2,2)--(1,2)--(1,1)--(0,1)--cycle); [/asy] $\textbf{(A)}\ 84 \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 96 \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 100 \qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 112 \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 196$

Solution

Problem 9

If $\angle A$ is four times $\angle B$, and the complement of $\angle B$ is four times the complement of $\angle A$, then $\angle B=$

$\textbf{(A)}\ 10^{\circ} \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 12^{\circ} \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 15^{\circ} \qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 18^{\circ} \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 22.5^{\circ}$

Solution

Problem 10

For distinct real numbers $x$ and $y$, let $M(x,y)$ be the larger of $x$ and $y$ and let $m(x,y)$ be the smaller of $x$ and $y$. If $a<b<c<d<e$, then \[M(M(a,m(b,c)),m(d,m(a,e)))=\] $\textbf{(A)}\ a \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ b \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ c \qquad\textbf{(D)}\ d \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ e$

Solution

Problem 11

Three cubes of volume $1, 8$ and $27$ are glued together at their faces. The smallest possible surface area of the resulting configuration is

$\textbf{(A)}\ 36 \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 56 \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 70 \qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 72 \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 74$

Solution

Problem 12

If $i^2=-1$, then $(i-i^{-1})^{-1}=$

$\textbf{(A)}\ 0 \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ -2i \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 2i \qquad\textbf{(D)}\ -\frac{i}{2} \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ \frac{i}{2}$

Solution

Problem 13

In triangle $ABC$, $AB=AC$. If there is a point $P$ strictly between $A$ and $B$ such that $AP=PC=CB$, then $\angle A =$ [asy] draw((0,0)--(8,0)--(4,12)--cycle); draw((8,0)--(1.6,4.8)); label("A", (4,12), N); label("B", (0,0), W); label("C", (8,0), E); label("P", (1.6,4.8), NW); dot((0,0)); dot((4,12)); dot((8,0)); dot((1.6,4.8)); [/asy] $\textbf{(A)}\ 30^{\circ} \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 36^{\circ} \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 48^{\circ} \qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 60^{\circ} \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 72^{\circ}$

Solution

Problem 14

Find the sum of the arithmetic series \[20+20\frac{1}{5}+20\frac{2}{5}+\cdots+40\] $\textbf{(A)}\ 3000 \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 3030 \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 3150 \qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 4100 \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 6000$

Solution

Problem 15

For how many $n$ in $\{1, 2, 3, ..., 100 \}$ is the tens digit of $n^2$ odd?

$\textbf{(A)}\ 10 \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 20 \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 30 \qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 40 \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 50$

Solution

Problem 16

Some marbles in a bag are red and the rest are blue. If one red marble is removed, then one-seventh of the remaining marbles are red. If two blue marbles are removed instead of one red, then one-fifth of the remaining marbles are red. How many marbles were in the bag originally?

$\textbf{(A)}\ 8 \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 22 \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 36 \qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 57 \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 71$

Solution

Problem 17

An $8$ by $2\sqrt{2}$ rectangle has the same center as a circle of radius $2$. The area of the region common to both the rectangle and the circle is

$\textbf{(A)}\ 2\pi \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 2\pi+2 \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 4\pi-4 \qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 2\pi+4 \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 4\pi-2$

Solution

Problem 18

Triangle $ABC$ is inscribed in a circle, and $\angle B = \angle C = 4\angle A$. If $B$ and $C$ are adjacent vertices of a regular polygon of $n$ sides inscribed in this circle, then $n=$ [asy] draw(Circle((0,0), 5)); draw((0,5)--(3,-4)--(-3,-4)--cycle); label("A", (0,5), N); label("B", (-3,-4), SW); label("C", (3,-4), SE); dot((0,5)); dot((3,-4)); dot((-3,-4)); [/asy] $\textbf{(A)}\ 5 \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 7 \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 9 \qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 15 \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 18$

Solution

Problem 19

Label one disk "$1$", two disks "$2$", three disks "$3$"$, ...,$ fifty disks "$50$". Put these $1+2+3+ \cdots+50=1275$ labeled disks in a box. Disks are then drawn from the box at random without replacement. The minimum number of disks that must be drawn to guarantee drawing at least ten disks with the same label is

$\textbf{(A)}\ 10 \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 51 \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 415 \qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 451 \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 501$

Solution

Problem 20

Suppose $x,y,z$ is a geometric sequence with common ratio $r$ and $x \neq y$. If $x, 2y, 3z$ is an arithmetic sequence, then $r$ is

$\textbf{(A)}\ \frac{1}{4} \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ \frac{1}{3} \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ \frac{1}{2} \qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 2 \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 4$

Solution

Problem 21

Find the number of counter examples to the statement: \[``\text{If  N is an odd positive integer the sum of whose digits is 4 and none of whose digits is 0, then N is prime}."\] $\textbf{(A)}\ 0 \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 1 \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 2 \qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 3 \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 4$

Solution

Problem 22

Nine chairs in a row are to be occupied by six students and Professors Alpha, Beta and Gamma. These three professors arrive before the six students and decide to choose their chairs so that each professor will be between two students. In how many ways can Professors Alpha, Beta and Gamma choose their chairs?

$\textbf{(A)}\ 12 \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 36 \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 60 \qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 84 \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 630$

Solution

Problem 23

In the $xy$-plane, consider the L-shaped region bounded by horizontal and vertical segments with vertices at $(0,0), (0,3), (3,3), (3,1), (5,1)$ and $(5,0)$. The slope of the line through the origin that divides the area of this region exactly in half is [asy] Label l; l.p=fontsize(6); xaxis("$x$",0,6,Ticks(l,1.0,0.5),EndArrow); yaxis("$y$",0,4,Ticks(l,1.0,0.5),EndArrow); draw((0,3)--(3,3)--(3,1)--(5,1)--(5,0)--(0,0)--cycle,black+linewidth(2));[/asy] $\textbf{(A)}\ \frac{2}{7} \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ \frac{1}{3} \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ \frac{2}{3} \qquad\textbf{(D)}\ \frac{3}{4} \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ \frac{7}{9}$

Solution

Problem 24

A sample consisting of five observations has an arithmetic mean of $10$ and a median of $12$. The smallest value that the range (largest observation minus smallest) can assume for such a sample is

$\textbf{(A)}\ 2 \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 3 \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 5 \qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 7 \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 10$

Solution

Problem 25

If $x$ and $y$ are non-zero real numbers such that \[|x|+y=3 \qquad \text{and} \qquad |x|y+x^3=0,\] then the integer nearest to $x-y$ is

$\textbf{(A)}\ -3 \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ -1 \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 2 \qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 3 \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 5$

Solution

Problem 26

A regular polygon of $m$ sides is exactly enclosed (no overlaps, no gaps) by $m$ regular polygons of $n$ sides each. (Shown here for $m=4, n=8$.) If $m=10$, what is the value of $n$? [asy] size(200); defaultpen(linewidth(0.8)); draw(unitsquare); path p=(0,1)--(1,1)--(1+sqrt(2)/2,1+sqrt(2)/2)--(1+sqrt(2)/2,2+sqrt(2)/2)--(1,2+sqrt(2))--(0,2+sqrt(2))--(-sqrt(2)/2,2+sqrt(2)/2)--(-sqrt(2)/2,1+sqrt(2)/2)--cycle; draw(p); draw(shift((1+sqrt(2)/2,-sqrt(2)/2-1))*p); draw(shift((0,-2-sqrt(2)))*p); draw(shift((-1-sqrt(2)/2,-sqrt(2)/2-1))*p);[/asy] $\textbf{(A)}\ 5 \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 6 \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 14 \qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 20 \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 26$

Solution

Problem 27

A bag of popping corn contains $\frac{2}{3}$ white kernels and $\frac{1}{3}$ yellow kernels. Only $\frac{1}{2}$ of the white kernels will pop, whereas $\frac{2}{3}$ of the yellow ones will pop. A kernel is selected at random from the bag, and pops when placed in the popper. What is the probability that the kernel selected was white?

$\textbf{(A)}\ \frac{1}{2} \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ \frac{5}{9} \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ \frac{4}{7} \qquad\textbf{(D)}\ \frac{3}{5} \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ \frac{2}{3}$

Solution

Problem 28

In the $xy$-plane, how many lines whose $x$-intercept is a positive prime number and whose $y$-intercept is a positive integer pass through the point $(4,3)$?

$\textbf{(A)}\ 0 \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 1 \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 2 \qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 3 \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 4$

Solution

Problem 29

Points $A, B$ and $C$ on a circle of radius $r$ are situated so that $AB=AC, AB>r$, and the length of minor arc $BC$ is $r$. If angles are measured in radians, then $AB/BC=$ [asy] draw(Circle((0,0), 13)); draw((-13,0)--(12,5)--(12,-5)--cycle); dot((-13,0)); dot((12,5)); dot((12,-5)); label("A", (-13,0), W); label("B", (12,5), NE); label("C", (12,-5), SE); [/asy] $\textbf{(A)}\ \frac{1}{2}\csc{\frac{1}{4}} \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 2\cos{\frac{1}{2}} \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 4\sin{\frac{1}{2}} \qquad\textbf{(D)}\ \csc{\frac{1}{2}} \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 2\sec{\frac{1}{2}}$

Solution

Problem 30

When $n$ standard 6-sided dice are rolled, the probability of obtaining a sum of 1994 is greater than zero and is the same as the probability of obtaining a sum of $S$. The smallest possible value of $S$ is

$\textbf{(A)}\ 333 \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 335 \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 337 \qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 339 \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 341$

Solution

See also

1994 AHSME (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
1993 AHSME
Followed by
1995 AHSME
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