2022 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 13

Problem

How many positive integers can fill the blank in the sentence below?

“One positive integer is _____ more than twice another, and the sum of the two numbers is $28$.”

$\textbf{(A) } 6 \qquad \textbf{(B) } 7 \qquad \textbf{(C) } 8 \qquad \textbf{(D) } 9 \qquad \textbf{(E) } 10$

Solution

Let $m$ and $n$ be positive integers such that $m>n$ and $m+n=28.$ It follows that $m=2n+d$ for some positive integer $d.$ We wish to find the number of possible values for $d.$

By substitution, we have $(2n+d)+n=28,$ from which $d=28-3n.$ Note that $n=1,2,3,\ldots,9$ each generate a positive integer for $d,$ so there are $\boxed{\textbf{(D) } 9}$ possible values for $d.$

~MRENTHUSIASM

Video Solution

https://youtu.be/Ij9pAy6tQSg?t=1110

~Interstigation

See Also

2022 AMC 8 (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 12
Followed by
Problem 14
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