1993 AHSME Problems
Contents
- 1 Problem 1
- 2 Problem 2
- 3 Problem 3
- 4 Problem 4
- 5 Problem 5
- 6 Problem 6
- 7 Problem 7
- 8 Problem 8
- 9 Problem 9
- 10 Problem 10
- 11 Problem 11
- 12 Problem 12
- 13 Problem 13
- 14 Problem 14
- 15 Problem 15
- 16 Problem 16
- 17 Problem 17
- 18 Problem 18
- 19 Problem 19
- 20 Problem 20
- 21 Problem 21
- 22 Problem 22
- 23 Problem 23
- 24 Problem 24
- 25 Problem 25
- 26 Problem 26
- 27 Problem 27
- 28 Problem 28
- 29 Problem 29
- 30 Problem 30
- 31 See also
Problem 1
For integers and , define to mean . Then equals
Problem 2
In , , , is on side and is on side If , then
Problem 3
Problem 4
Define the operation "" by , for all real numbers and . For how many real numbers does ?
Problem 5
Last year a bicycle cost $160 and a cycling helmet $40. This year the cost of the bicycle increased by , and the cost of the helmet increased by . The percent increase in the combined cost of the bicycle and the helmet is:
Problem 6
Problem 7
The symbol stands for an integer whose base-ten representation is a sequence of ones. For example, , etc. When is divided by , the quotient is an integer whose base-ten representation is a sequence containing only ones and zeroes. The number of zeros in is:
Problem 8
Let and be circles of radius 1 that are in the same plane and tangent to each other. How many circles of radius 3 are in this plane and tangent to both and ?
Problem 9
Country has of the world's population and of the worlds wealth. Country has of the world's population and of its wealth. Assume that the citizens of share the wealth of equally,and assume that those of share the wealth of equally. Find the ratio of the wealth of a citizen of to the wealth of a citizen of .
Problem 10
Let be the number that results when both the base and the exponent of are tripled, where . If equals the product of and where , then
Problem 11
If , then how many digits are in the base-ten representation for x?
Problem 12
If for all , then
Problem 13
A square of perimeter 20 is inscribed in a square of perimeter 28. What is the greatest distance between a vertex of the inner square and a vertex of the outer square?
Problem 14
The convex pentagon has and . What is the area of ABCDE?
Problem 15
For how many values of will an -sided regular polygon have interior angles with integral measures?
Problem 16
Consider the non-decreasing sequence of positive integers in which the positive integer appears times. The remainder when the term is divided by is
Problem 17
Amy painted a dartboard over a square clock face using the "hour positions" as boundaries.[See figure.] If is the area of one of the eight triangular regions such as that between 12 o'clock and 1 o'clock, and is the area of one of the four corner quadrilaterals such as that between 1 o'clock and 2 o'clock, then
Problem 18
Al and Barb start their new jobs on the same day. Al's schedule is 3 work-days followed by 1 rest-day. Barb's schedule is 7 work-days followed by 3 rest-days. On how many of their first 1000 days do both have rest-days on the same day?
Problem 19
How many ordered pairs of positive integers are solutions to
Problem 20
Consider the equation , where is a complex variable and . Which of the following statements is true?
Problem 21
Let be a finite arithmetic sequence with and .
If , then
Problem 22
Twenty cubical blocks are arranged as shown. First, 10 are arranged in a triangular pattern; then a layer of 6, arranged in a triangular patter, is centered on the 10; then a layer of 3, arranged in a triangular pattern, is centered on the 6; and finally one block is centered on top of the third layer. The blocks in the bottom layer are numbered 1 through 10 in some order. Each block in layers 2,3 and 4 is assigned the number which is the sum of numbers assigned to the three blocks on which it rests. Find the smallest possible number which could be assigned to the top block.
Problem 23
Points and are on a circle of diameter , and is on diameter
If and , then
Problem 24
A box contains shiny pennies and dull pennies. One by one, pennies are drawn at random from the box and not replaced. If the probability is that it will take more than four draws until the third shiny penny appears and is in lowest terms, then
Problem 25
Let be the set of points on the rays forming the sides of a angle, and let be a fixed point inside the angle on the angle bisector. Consider all distinct equilateral triangles with and in . (Points and may be on the same ray, and switching the names of and does not create a distinct triangle.) There are
Problem 26
Find the largest positive value attained by the function
Problem 27
The sides of have lengths and . A circle with center and radius rolls around the inside of , always remaining tangent to at least one side of the triangle. When first returns to its original position, through what distance has traveled?
Problem 28
How many triangles with positive area are there whose vertices are points in the -plane whose coordinates are integers satisfying and ?
Problem 29
Which of the following could NOT be the lengths of the external diagonals of a right regular prism [a "box"]? (An is a diagonal of one of the rectangular faces of the box.)
Problem 30
Given , let for all integers . For how many is it true that ?
See also
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