2008 AMC 12B Problems
Contents
- 1 Problem 1
- 2 Problem 2
- 3 Problem 3
- 4 Problem 4
- 5 Problem 5
- 6 Problem 6
- 7 Problem 7
- 8 Problem 8
- 9 Problem 9
- 10 Problem 10
- 11 Problem 11
- 12 Problem 12
- 13 Problem 13
- 14 Problem 14
- 15 Problem 15
- 16 Problem 16
- 17 Problem 17
- 18 Problem 18
- 19 Problem 19
- 20 Problem 20
- 21 Problem 21
- 22 Problem 22
- 23 Problem 23
- 24 Problem 24
- 25 Problem 25
- 26 See also
Problem 1
A basketball player made baskets during a game. Each basket was worth either or points. How many different numbers could represent the total points scored by the player?
Problem 2
A block of calendar dates is shown. The order of the numbers in the second row is to be reversed. Then the order of the numbers in the fourth row is to be reversed. Finally, the numbers on each diagonal are to be added. What will be the positive difference between the two diagonal sums?
Problem 3
A semipro baseball league has teams with players each. League rules state that a player must be paid at least dollars, and that the total of all players' salaries for each team cannot exceed dollars. What is the maximum possible salary, in dollars, for a single player?
Problem 4
On circle , points and are on the same side of diameter , , and . What is the ratio of the area of the smaller sector to the area of the circle?
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Problem 5
A class collects dollars to buy flowers for a classmate who is in the hospital. Roses cost dollars each, and carnations cost dollars each. No other flowers are to be used. How many different bouquets could be purchased for exactly dollars?
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Problem 6
Postman Pete has a pedometer to count his steps. The pedometer records up to steps, then flips over to on the next step. Pete plans to determine his mileage for a year. On January Pete sets the pedometer to . During the year, the pedometer flips from to forty-four times. On December the pedometer reads . Pete takes steps per mile. Which of the following is closest to the number of miles Pete walked during the year?
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Problem 7
For real numbers and , define $. What is $?
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Problem 8
Points and lie on . The length of is times the length of , and the length of is times the length of . The length of is what fraction of the length of ?
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Problem 9
Points and are on a circle of radius and . Point is the midpoint of the minor arc . What is the length of the line segment ?
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Problem 10
Bricklayer Brenda would take hours to build a chimney alone, and bricklayer Brandon would take hours to build it alone. When they work together they talk a lot, and their combined output is decreased by bricks per hour. Working together, they build the chimney in hours. How many bricks are in the chimney?
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Problem 11
A cone-shaped mountain has its base on the ocean floor and has a height of 8000 feet. The top of the volume of the mountain is above water. What is the depth of the ocean at the base of the mountain in feet?
Problem 12
For each positive integer , the mean of the first terms of a sequence is . What is the th term of the sequence?
Problem 13
Vertex of equilateral triangle is in the interior of unit square . Let be the region consisting of all points inside and outside whose distance from is between and . What is the area of ?
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Problem 14
A circle has a radius of and a circumference of . What is ?
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Problem 15
On each side of a unit square, an equilateral triangle of side length 1 is constructed. On each new side of each equilateral triangle, another equilateral triangle of side length 1 is constructed. The interiors of the square and the 12 triangles have no points in common. Let be the region formed by the union of the square and all the triangles, and be the smallest convex polygon that contains . What is the area of the region that is inside but outside ?
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Problem 16
A rectangular floor measures by feet, where and are positive integers with . An artist paints a rectangle on the floor with the sides of the rectangle parallel to the sides of the floor. The unpainted part of the floor forms a border of width foot around the painted rectangle and occupies half of the area of the entire floor. How many possibilities are there for the ordered pair ?
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Problem 17
Let , and be three distinct points on the graph of such that line is parallel to the -axis and is a right triangle with area . What is the sum of the digits of the -coordinate of ?
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Problem 18
A pyramid has a square base and vertex . The area of square is , and the areas of and are and , respectively. What is the volume of the pyramid?
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Problem 19
A function is defined by for all complex numbers , where and are complex numbers and . Suppose that and are both real. What is the smallest possible value of ?
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Problem 20
Michael walks at the rate of feet per second on a long straight path. Trash pails are located every feet along the path. A garbage truck travels at feet per second in the same direction as Michael and stops for seconds at each pail. As Michael passes a pail, he notices the truck ahead of him just leaving the next pail. How many times will Michael and the truck meet?
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Problem 21
Two circles of radius 1 are to be constructed as follows. The center of circle is chosen uniformly and at random from the line segment joining and . The center of circle is chosen uniformly and at random, and independently of the first choice, from the line segment joining to . What is the probability that circles and intersect?
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Problem 22
A parking lot has 16 spaces in a row. Twelve cars arrive, each of which requires one parking space, and their drivers chose spaces at random from among the available spaces. Auntie Em then arrives in her SUV, which requires 2 adjacent spaces. What is the probability that she is able to park?
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Problem 23
The sum of the base- logarithms of the divisors of is . What is ?
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Problem 24
Let . Distinct points lie on the -axis, and distinct points lie on the graph of . For every positive integer , is an equilateral triangle. What is the least for which the length ?
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Problem 25
Let be a trapezoid with , , , , and . Bisectors of and meet at , and bisectors of and meet at . What is the area of hexagon ?
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See also
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