2012 AMC 10B Problems/Problem 7
Problem 7
For a science project, Sammy observed a chipmunk and a squirrel stashing acorns in holes. The chipmunk hid 3 acorns in each of the holes it dug. The squirrel hid 4 acorns in each of the holes it dug. They each hid the same number of acorns, although the squirrel needed 4 fewer holes. How many acorns did the chipmunk hide?
Solution 1
Let be the number of acorns that both animals had.
So by the info in the problem:
Subtracting from both sides leaves
This is answer choice
Solution 2
Instead of an Algebraic Solution, we can just find a residue in the holes through common multiples of and , so , the next largest is , the next is , and so on, with all of them being multiples of , now we can see that per every common multiple, we can see a pattern such as
so hole less.
so holes less.
so holes less.
so holes less.
So we see that is the number we need which is
Video Solution
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