2000 AMC 12 Problems/Problem 3

The following problem is from both the 2000 AMC 12 #3 and 2000 AMC 10 #3, so both problems redirect to this page.

Problem

Each day, Jenny ate $20\%$ of the jellybeans that were in her jar at the beginning of that day. At the end of the second day, $32$ remained. How many jellybeans were in the jar originally?

$\textbf{(A)} \ 40 \qquad \textbf{(B)} \ 50  \qquad \textbf{(C)} \ 55 \qquad \textbf{(D)} \ 60 \qquad \textbf{(E)} \ 75$

Solution 2 (answer choices)

Testing the answers choices out, we see that the answer is $\boxed{B}$.

See also

2000 AMC 12 (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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Problem 2
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Problem 4
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All AMC 12 Problems and Solutions
2000 AMC 10 (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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Problem 2
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Problem 4
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All AMC 10 Problems and Solutions

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