Difference between revisions of "1991 AHSME Problems/Problem 28"
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Initially an urn contains 100 white and 100 black marbles. Repeatedly 3 marbles are removed (at random) from the urn and replaced with some marbles from a pile outside the urn as follows: 3 blacks are replaced with 1 black, or 2 blacks and 1 white are replaced with a white and a black, or 1 black and 2 whites are replaced with 2 whites, or 3 whites are replaced with a black and a white. Which of the following could be the contents of the urn after repeated applications of this procedure? | Initially an urn contains 100 white and 100 black marbles. Repeatedly 3 marbles are removed (at random) from the urn and replaced with some marbles from a pile outside the urn as follows: 3 blacks are replaced with 1 black, or 2 blacks and 1 white are replaced with a white and a black, or 1 black and 2 whites are replaced with 2 whites, or 3 whites are replaced with a black and a white. Which of the following could be the contents of the urn after repeated applications of this procedure? | ||
(A) 2 black (B) 2 white (C) 1 black (D) 1 black and 1 white (E) 1 white | (A) 2 black (B) 2 white (C) 1 black (D) 1 black and 1 white (E) 1 white | ||
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+ | == See also == | ||
+ | {{AHSME box|year=1991|num-b=28|num-a=29}} | ||
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+ | [[Category: Intermediate Combinatorics Problems]] | ||
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Revision as of 02:56, 28 September 2014
Problem
Initially an urn contains 100 white and 100 black marbles. Repeatedly 3 marbles are removed (at random) from the urn and replaced with some marbles from a pile outside the urn as follows: 3 blacks are replaced with 1 black, or 2 blacks and 1 white are replaced with a white and a black, or 1 black and 2 whites are replaced with 2 whites, or 3 whites are replaced with a black and a white. Which of the following could be the contents of the urn after repeated applications of this procedure?
(A) 2 black (B) 2 white (C) 1 black (D) 1 black and 1 white (E) 1 white
Solution
See also
1991 AHSME (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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