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 $5$?

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

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

Since $5$ is square-free, 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

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 figure 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 $\left \lfloor{\frac{44}{5}}\right \rfloor = \boxed{\textbf{(A) 8}}$ solutions.

~BlueShardow

Solution 5

The way of BlueShardow refined:

All it takes is to recall that 45 squared is 2025, and 45 is 5 x 9. So all the squares of 5 x 1, 5 x 2, 5 x 3 so on are divisible by 5. So the answer is 8. It can be done even if one does not remember that 45 squared is 2025, all it takes is intuition. One can easily see mentally that 5 x 8 that is 40 squared is 1600, and then one has to do just one more computation and see that 5 x 9 that is 45 squared exceeds 2023, so the answer is 8.

~edit by RobinDaBank

Video Solution by Power Solve

https://youtu.be/YXIH3UbLqK8?si=aIYHWEU82uUu21fQ&t=165

Video Solution by Math-X

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

Video Solution by CosineMethod

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

Video Solution

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Video Solution

https://youtu.be/Z3fmCkuHG3c

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Video Solution by Power Solve

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

Video Solution by Pablo's Math

https://youtu.be/BNhRdnOu-jI

See Also

2023 AMC 10A (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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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
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All AMC 12 Problems and Solutions

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