2005 AMC 12B Problems/Problem 10
- The following problem is from both the 2005 AMC 12B #10 and 2005 AMC 10B #11, so both problems redirect to this page.
Problem 10
The first term of a sequence is . Each succeeding term is the sum of the cubes of the digits of the previous term. What is the term of the sequence?
Solution
Performing this operation several times yields the results of for the second term, for the third term, and for the fourth term. The sum of the cubes of the digits of equal , a complete cycle. The cycle is, excluding the first term, the , , and terms will equal , , and , following the fourth term. Any term number that is equivalent to will produce a result of . It just so happens that , which leads us to the answer of .
See also
2005 AMC 10B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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Followed by Problem 12 | |
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All AMC 10 Problems and Solutions |
2005 AMC 12B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | |
Preceded by Problem 9 |
Followed by Problem 11 |
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All AMC 12 Problems and Solutions |
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