2021 AMC 12B Problems/Problem 1
- The following problem is from both the 2021 AMC 10B #1 and 2021 AMC 12B #1, so both problems redirect to this page.
Contents
- 1 Problem
- 2 Solution 1
- 3 Solution 2
- 4 Solution 3
- 5 Solution 4
- 6 Solution 5
- 7 Video Solution by savannahsolver
- 8 Video Solution by Punxsutawney Phil
- 9 Video Solution by OmegaLearn (Basic Computation)
- 10 Video Solution by Hawk Math
- 11 Video Solution by TheBeautyofMath
- 12 Video Solution by Interstigation
- 13 Video Solution
- 14 See Also
Problem
How many integer values of satisfy ?
Solution 1
Since , we multiply by for the integers from to and the integers from to and add to account for to get .
~smarty101 and edited by Tony_Li2007 and sl_hc
Solution 2
. Since is approximately , is approximately . We are trying to solve for , where . Hence, , for . The number of integer values of is . Therefore, the answer is .
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Solution 3
There are two cases here.
When and So then
When and So then . Dividing by and flipping the sign, we get
From case 1 and 2, we know that . Since is an integer, we must have between and . There are a total of ~PureSwag
Solution 4
Looking at the problem, we see that instead of directly saying , we see that it is That means all the possible values of in this case are positive and negative. Rounding to we get There are positive solutions and negative solutions: But what about zero? Even though zero is neither negative nor positive, but we still need to add it into the solution. Hence, the answer is
~DuoDuoling0
Solution 5
There are an odd number of integer solutions to this inequality since if any non-zero integer satisfies this inequality, then so does and we must also account for which gives us the desired. Then, the answer is either or and since the answer is at least yielding
Video Solution by savannahsolver
~savannahsolver
Video Solution by Punxsutawney Phil
https://youtube.com/watch?v=qpvS2PVkI8A
Video Solution by OmegaLearn (Basic Computation)
Video Solution by Hawk Math
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzwxbsuSQ80
Video Solution by TheBeautyofMath
~IceMatrix
Video Solution by Interstigation
~Interstigation
Video Solution
~Education, the Study of Everything
See Also
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