2002 AMC 10A Problems/Problem 1

Problem

The ratio $\frac{10^{2000}+10^{2002}}{10^{2001}+10^{2001}}$ is closest to which of the following numbers?

$\text{(A)}\ 0.1 \qquad \text{(B)}\ 0.2 \qquad \text{(C)}\ 1 \qquad \text{(D)}\ 5 \qquad \text{(E)}\ 10$

Solution

We factor $\frac{10^{2000}+10^{2002}}{10^{2001}+10^{2001}}$ as $\frac{10^{2000}(1+100)}{10^{2001}(1+1)}=\frac{101}{20}$. As $\frac{101}{20}=5.05$, our answer is $\boxed{\textbf{(D)}\ 5 }$.

See Also

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