2020 AMC 10B Problems/Problem 15
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Problem
Steve wrote the digits , , , , and in order repeatedly from left to right, forming a list of digits, beginning He then erased every third digit from his list (that is, the rd, th, th, digits from the left), then erased every fourth digit from the resulting list (that is, the th, th, th, digits from the left in what remained), and then erased every fifth digit from what remained at that point. What is the sum of the three digits that were then in the positions ?
Solution 1
After erasing every third digit, the list becomes repeated. After erasing every fourth digit from this list, the list becomes repeated. Finally, after erasing every fifth digit from this list, the list becomes repeated. Since this list repeats every digits and since are respectively in we have that the th, th, and st digits are the rd, th, and th digits respectively. It follows that the answer is
Video Solution
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