2011 AMC 12A Problems/Problem 3

Problem

A small bottle of shampoo can hold $35$ milliliters of shampoo, whereas a large bottle can hold $500$ milliliters of shampoo. Jasmine wants to buy the minimum number of small bottles necessary to completely fill a large bottle. How many bottles must she buy?

$\textbf{(A)}\ 11 \qquad \textbf{(B)}\ 12 \qquad \textbf{(C)}\ 13 \qquad \textbf{(D)}\ 14 \qquad \textbf{(E)}\ 15$

Solution

To find how many small bottles we need, we can simply divide $500$ by $35$. This simplifies to $\frac{100}{7}=14 \frac{2}{7}.$ Since the answer must be an integer greater than $14$, we have to round up to $15$ bottles, or $\boxed{\textbf{E}}$

Video Solution

https://youtu.be/A6oQF25ayzo

~savannahsolver

See also

2011 AMC 12A (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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Problem 2
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Problem 4
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