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 of the jellybeans that were in her jar at the beginning of that day. At the end of the second day, remained. How many jellybeans were in the jar originally?
Solution 1 (Algebra)
We can begin by labeling the number of initial jellybeans . If she ate of the jellybeans, then is remaining. Hence, after day 1, there are:
After day 2, there are: or jellybeans. , so
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Solution 2 (answer choices)
Testing the answers choices out, we see that the answer is .
See also
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