2014 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 23
Contents
Problem
Three members of the Euclid Middle School girls' softball team had the following conversation.
Ashley: I just realized that our uniform numbers are all -digit primes.
Brittany : And the sum of your two uniform numbers is the date of my birthday earlier this month.
Caitlin: That's funny. The sum of your two uniform numbers is the date of my birthday later this month.
Ashley: And the sum of your two uniform numbers is today's date.
What number does Caitlin wear?
Solution 1
The maximum amount of days any given month can have is , and the smallest two-digit primes are and . There are a few different sums that can be deduced from the following numbers, which are and , all of which represent the three days. Therefore, since Brittany says that the other two people's uniform numbers are earlier, so that means Caitlin and Ashley's numbers must add up to . Similarly, Caitlin says that the other two people's uniform numbers are later, so the sum must add up to . This leaves as today's date. From this, Caitlin was referring to the uniform wearers and , telling us that her number is , giving our solution as .
Video Solution
https://youtu.be/6xNkyDgIhEE?t=735
See Also
2014 AMC 8 (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
Preceded by Problem 22 |
Followed by Problem 24 | |
1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12 • 13 • 14 • 15 • 16 • 17 • 18 • 19 • 20 • 21 • 22 • 23 • 24 • 25 | ||
All AJHSME/AMC 8 Problems and Solutions |
The problems on this page are copyrighted by the Mathematical Association of America's American Mathematics Competitions.