2023 AMC 12A Problems/Problem 3

The following problem is from both the 2023 AMC 10A #3 and 2023 AMC 12A #3, so both problems redirect to this page.

Problem

How many positive perfect squares less than $2023$ are divisible by $2$?

$\textbf{(A) } 8 \qquad\textbf{(B) }9 \qquad\textbf{(C) }10 \qquad\textbf{(D) }11 \qquad\textbf{(E) } 12$

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Solution 2 (slightly refined)

Since $\left \lfloor{\sqrt{2023}}\right \rfloor = 44$, there are $\left \lfloor{\frac{44}{5}}\right \rfloor = \boxed{\textbf{(A) 8}}$ perfect squares less than 2023.

~not_slay

Solution 3 (the best)

Since $5$ is prime, each solution must be divisible by $5^2=25$. We take $\left \lfloor{\frac{2023}{25}}\right \rfloor = 80$ and see that there are $\boxed{\textbf{(A) 8}}$ positive perfect squares no greater than $80$.

~jwseph

Solution 4

We know the highest value would be at least $40$ but less than $50$ so we check $45$, prime factorizing 45. We get $3^2 \cdot 5$. We square this and get $81 \cdot 25$. We know that $80 \cdot 25 = 2000$, then we add 25 and get $2025$, which does not satisfy our requirement of having the square less than $2023$. The largest multiple of $5$ that satisfies this is $40$ and the smallest multiple of $5$ that works is $5$ so all multiples of $5$ from $5$ to $40$ satisfy the requirements. Now we divide each element of the set by $5$ and get $1-8$ so there are $\boxed{\textbf{(A) 8}}$ solutions.

~kyogrexu (minor edits by vadava_lx)

Solution 5 (DO NOT DO ON AN ACTUAL TEST)

Since the perfect squares have to be divisible by 5, then we know it has to be 5 times some number squared (5*x)^2. With this information, you can fique out every single product of 5 and another number squared to count how many perfect squares are divisible by 5 that are less than 2023. (EX: 5^2 = 25, 10^2 = 100, ... 40^2 = 1600) With this you get a max of 40^2, or 8 solutions. PLEASE DO NOT do this problem this way, it takes way too much time.

~BlueShardow

Video Solution by Math-X (First understand the problem!!!)

https://youtu.be/cMgngeSmFCY?si=E0a8wvcNRoeg2A3X&t=422

Video Solution by CosineMethod [🔥Fast and Easy🔥]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNH6O8D-7dY

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Video Solution (easy to digest) by Power Solve

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8huvzWTtgaU

See Also

2023 AMC 10A (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 2
Followed by
Problem 4
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All AMC 10 Problems and Solutions
2023 AMC 12A (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 2
Followed by
Problem 4
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 AMC 12 Problems and Solutions

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