2009 AMC 10B Problems/Problem 1
- The following problem is from both the 2009 AMC 10B #1 and 2009 AMC 12B #1, so both problems redirect to this page.
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Problem
Each morning of her five-day workweek, Jane bought either a 50-cent muffin or a 75-cent bagel. Her total cost for the week was a whole number of dollars, How many bagels did she buy?
Solution 1
The only combination of five items with total cost a whole number of dollars is 3 muffins and bagels. The answer is .
Solution 2
Because ends in a , and we want a whole number of dollars, we know that there must be an even number of bagels. Furthermore, this tells us that the number of muffins is odd. Now, because it is a whole number of dollars, and cents multiplied by an odd number means that it will end in a , we know that the result of the even number multiplied by , must end in a . Note that the only result that gives this result is when is multiplied by . Thus, our answer is .
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See also
2009 AMC 10B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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All AMC 10 Problems and Solutions |
2009 AMC 12B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | |
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All AMC 12 Problems and Solutions |
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