2010 AMC 12B Problems/Problem 3

The following problem is from both the 2010 AMC 12B #3 and 2010 AMC 10B #8, so both problems redirect to this page.

Problem 3

A ticket to a school play cost $x$ dollars, where $x$ is a whole number. A group of 9th graders buys tickets costing a total of $$48$, and a group of 10th graders buys tickets costing a total of $$64$. How many values for $x$ are possible?

$\textbf{(A)}\ 1 \qquad \textbf{(B)}\ 2 \qquad \textbf{(C)}\ 3 \qquad \textbf{(D)}\ 4 \qquad \textbf{(E)}\ 5$

Solution

We find the greatest common factor of $48$ and $64$ to be $16$. The number of factors of $16$ is $5$ which is the answer $(E)$.

Video Solution

https://youtu.be/I3yihAO87CE?t=179

~IceMatrix

See also

2010 AMC 12B (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 2
Followed by
Problem 4
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All AMC 12 Problems and Solutions
2010 AMC 10B (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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Problem 7
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Problem 9
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All AMC 10 Problems and Solutions

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