2001 AMC 12 Problems/Problem 1

The following problem is from both the 2001 AMC 12 #1 and 2001 AMC 10 #3, so both problems redirect to this page.

Problem

The sum of two numbers is $S$. Suppose $3$ is added to each number and then each of the resulting numbers is doubled. What is the sum of the final two numbers?

$\text{(A)}\ 2S + 3\qquad \text{(B)}\ 3S + 2\qquad \text{(C)}\ 3S + 6 \qquad\text{(D)}\ 2S + 6 \qquad \text{(E)}\ 2S + 12$

Solution

Suppose the two numbers are $a$ and $b$, with $a+b=S$. Then the desired sum is $2(a+3)+2(b+3)=2(a+b)+12=2S +12$, which is answer $\boxed{\text{(E)}}$.

See also

2001 AMC 12 (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
First question
Followed by
Problem 2
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
All AMC 12 Problems and Solutions
2001 AMC 10 (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 2
Followed by
Problem 4
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
All AMC 10 Problems and Solutions

The problems on this page are copyrighted by the Mathematical Association of America's American Mathematics Competitions. AMC logo.png

Invalid username
Login to AoPS