2024 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 8
Contents
- 1 Problem
- 2 Solution 1 (BRUTE FORCE)
- 3 Solution 2 (Slightly less BRUTE FORCE)
- 4 Video Solution (A Clever Explanation You’ll Get Instantly)
- 5 Video Solution 1 (easy to digest) by Power Solve
- 6 Video Solution by Math-X (First fully understand the problem!!!)
- 7 Video Solution by NiuniuMaths (Easy to understand!)
- 8 Video Solution 2 by SpreadTheMathLove
- 9 Video Solution by CosineMethod [🔥Fast and Easy🔥]
- 10 Video Solution by Interstigation
- 11 Video Solution by Daily Dose of Math (Certified, Simple, and Logical)
- 12 Video Solution by Dr. David (Tree Method)
- 13 See Also
Problem
On Monday Taye has . Every day, he either gains or doubles the amount of money he had on the previous day. How many different dollar amounts could Taye have on Thursday, days later?
Solution 1 (BRUTE FORCE)
How many values could be on the first day? Only dollars. The second day, you can either add dollars, or double, so you can have dollars, or . For each of these values, you have values for each. For dollars, you have dollars or , and for dollars, you have dollars or $. Now, you have values for each of these. For dollars, you have dollars or , for dollars, you have dollars or , for dollars, you have dollars or , and for dollars, you have dollars or .
On the final day, there are 11, 11, 16, and 16 repeating, leaving you with different values.
~ cxsmi (minor formatting edits)
Solution 2 (Slightly less BRUTE FORCE)
Continue as in Solution 1 to get , , or dollars by the 2nd day. The only way to get the same dollar amount occurring twice by branching (multiply by or adding ) from here is if or which both aren't true. Hence our answer is .
~ Sahan Wijetunga
Video Solution (A Clever Explanation You’ll Get Instantly)
https://youtu.be/5ZIFnqymdDQ?si=4oMd4d0cnZ-nghTe&t=873
~hsnacademy
Video Solution 1 (easy to digest) by Power Solve
https://youtu.be/16YYti_pDUg?si=5kw0dc_bZwASNiWm&t=121
Video Solution by Math-X (First fully understand the problem!!!)
https://youtu.be/BaE00H2SHQM?si=6wjacdxeAgtpc0fW&t=1762
~Math-X
Video Solution by NiuniuMaths (Easy to understand!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-xN8Njd_Lc
~NiuniuMaths
Video Solution 2 by SpreadTheMathLove
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L83DxusGkSY
Video Solution by CosineMethod [🔥Fast and Easy🔥]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alDY4yhaEEg
Video Solution by Interstigation
https://youtu.be/ktzijuZtDas&t=791
Video Solution by Daily Dose of Math (Certified, Simple, and Logical)
~Thesmartgreekmathdude
Video Solution by Dr. David (Tree Method)
See Also
2024 AMC 8 (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
Preceded by Problem 7 |
Followed by Problem 9 | |
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 AJHSME/AMC 8 Problems and Solutions |
The problems on this page are copyrighted by the Mathematical Association of America's American Mathematics Competitions.