2018 AMC 10B Problems/Problem 19
- The following problem is from both the 2018 AMC 12B #14 and 2018 AMC 10B #19, so both problems redirect to this page.
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Problem
Joey and Chloe and their daughter Zoe all have the same birthday. Joey is year older than Chloe, and Zoe is exactly year old today. Today is the first of the birthdays on which Chloe's age will be an integral multiple of Zoe's age. What will be the sum of the two digits of Joey's age the next time his age is a multiple of Zoe's age?
Solution 1
Suppose that Chloe is years old today, so Joey is years old today. After years, Chloe and Zoe will be and years old, respectively. We are given that is an integer for nonnegative integers It follows that has positive divisors. The prime factorization of is either or Since the only possibility is from which We conclude that Joey is years old today.
Suppose that Joey's age is a multiple of Zoe's age after years, in which Joey and Zoe will be and years old, respectively. We are given that is an integer for some positive integer It follows that is divisible by so the only possibility is We conclude that Joey will be years old then, from which the answer is
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Solution 2
Let Joey's age be , Chloe's age be , and we know that Zoe's age is .
We know that there must be values such that where is an integer.
Therefore, and . Therefore, we know that, as there are solutions for , there must be solutions for . We know that this must be a perfect square. Testing perfect squares, we see that , so . Therefore, . Now, since , by similar logic, , so and Joey will be and the sum of the digits is .
Solution 3
Here's a different way of stating Solution 2:
If a number is a multiple of both Chloe's age and Zoe's age, then it is a multiple of their difference. Since the difference between their ages does not change, then that means the difference between their ages has factors. Therefore, the difference between Chloe and Zoe's age is , so Chloe is , and Joey is . The common factor that will divide both of their ages is , so Joey will be . The answer is .
Solution 4
Similar approach to above, just explained less concisely and more in terms of the problem (less algebraic).
Let denote Chloe's age, denote Joey's age, and denote Zoe's age, where is the number of years from now. We are told that is a multiple of exactly nine times. Because is at and will increase until greater than , it will hit every natural number less than , including every factor of . For to be an integral multiple of , the difference must also be a multiple of , which happens if is a factor of . Therefore, has nine factors. The smallest number that has nine positive factors is . (We want it to be small so that Joey will not have reached three digits of age before his age is a multiple of Zoe's.) We also know and . Thus, By our above logic, the next time is a multiple of will occur when is a factor of . Because is prime, the next time this happens is at , when . The answer is .
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