Difference between revisions of "1993 AJHSME Problems/Problem 13"
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==Problem== | ==Problem== | ||
− | The word "'''HELP'''" in block letters is painted in black with strokes <math>1</math> unit wide on a <math>5</math> by <math>15</math> rectangular white sign with dimensions as shown. The area of the white portion of the sign, in square units, is | + | The word "'''HELP'''" in block letters is painted in black with strokes <math>1</math> unit wide on a <math>5</math> by <math>15</math> rectangular white sign with dimensions as shown. The area of the white portion of the sign, in square units, is? |
<asy> | <asy> | ||
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fill((13,3)--(14,3)--(14,4)--(13,4)--cycle,white); | fill((13,3)--(14,3)--(14,4)--(13,4)--cycle,white); | ||
draw((0,0)--(15,0)--(15,5)--(0,5)--cycle); | draw((0,0)--(15,0)--(15,5)--(0,5)--cycle); | ||
− | label("$5\left\{ \begin{tabular}{c} | + | label("$5\left\{ \begin{tabular}{c} <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> \end{tabular}\right.$",(1,2.5),W); |
label(rotate(90)*"$\{$",(0.5,0.1),S); | label(rotate(90)*"$\{$",(0.5,0.1),S); | ||
label("$1$",(0.5,-0.6),S); | label("$1$",(0.5,-0.6),S); | ||
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label(rotate(90)*"$\{$",(11.5,0.1),S); | label(rotate(90)*"$\{$",(11.5,0.1),S); | ||
label("$1$",(11.5,-0.6),S); | label("$1$",(11.5,-0.6),S); | ||
− | label(rotate(270)*"$\left\{ \begin{tabular}{c} | + | label(rotate(270)*"$\left\{ \begin{tabular}{c} <br /> <br /> \end{tabular}\right.$",(1.5,4),N); |
label("$3$",(1.5,5.8),N); | label("$3$",(1.5,5.8),N); | ||
− | label(rotate(270)*"$\left\{ \begin{tabular}{c} | + | label(rotate(270)*"$\left\{ \begin{tabular}{c} <br /> <br /> \end{tabular}\right.$",(5.5,4),N); |
label("$3$",(5.5,5.8),N); | label("$3$",(5.5,5.8),N); | ||
− | label(rotate(270)*"$\left\{ \begin{tabular}{c} | + | label(rotate(270)*"$\left\{ \begin{tabular}{c} <br /> <br /> \end{tabular}\right.$",(9.5,4),N); |
label("$3$",(9.5,5.8),N); | label("$3$",(9.5,5.8),N); | ||
− | label(rotate(270)*"$\left\{ \begin{tabular}{c} | + | label(rotate(270)*"$\left\{ \begin{tabular}{c} <br /> <br /> \end{tabular}\right.$",(13.5,4),N); |
label("$3$",(13.5,5.8),N); | label("$3$",(13.5,5.8),N); | ||
− | label("$\left. \begin{tabular}{c} | + | label("$\left. \begin{tabular}{c} <br /> \end{tabular}\right\} 2$",(14,1),E); |
</asy> | </asy> | ||
Revision as of 22:41, 24 October 2018
Problem
The word "HELP" in block letters is painted in black with strokes unit wide on a by rectangular white sign with dimensions as shown. The area of the white portion of the sign, in square units, is?
Solution
Count the number of black squares in each letter. H has 11, E has 11, L has 7, and P has 10, giving the number of black squares to be . The total number of squares is and the number of white squares is .
See Also
1993 AJHSME (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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Followed by Problem 14 | |
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