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− | Three | + | Three flower beds overlap as shown. Bed A has 500 plants, bed B has 450 plants, and bed C has 350 plants. Beds A and B share 50 plants, while beds A and C share 100. The total number of plants is |
− | 500 plants, bed B has 450 plants, and bed C has | ||
− | 350 plants. Beds A and B share 50 plants, while | ||
− | beds A and C share 100. The total number of | ||
− | plants is | ||
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− | == | + | <asy> |
+ | draw((0,0)--(3,0)--(3,1)--(0,1)--cycle); | ||
+ | draw(circle((.3,-.1),.7)); | ||
+ | draw(circle((2.8,-.2),.8)); | ||
+ | label("A",(1.3,.5),N); | ||
+ | label("B",(3.1,-.2),S); | ||
+ | label("C",(.6,-.2),S); | ||
+ | </asy> | ||
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+ | <math>\text{(A)}\ 850 \qquad \text{(B)}\ 1000 \qquad \text{(C)}\ 1150 \qquad \text{(D)}\ 1300 \qquad \text{(E)}\ 1450</math> | ||
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+ | ==Solution== | ||
+ | ===Solution 1=== | ||
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Plants shared by two beds have been counted | Plants shared by two beds have been counted | ||
− | twice, so the total is 500 + 450 + 350 | + | twice, so the total is <math>500 + 450 + 350 - 50 - 100 = \boxed{\text{(C)}\ 1150}</math>. |
− | 1150 . | + | |
+ | ===Solution 2=== | ||
+ | Bed A has <math>350</math> plants it doesn't | ||
+ | share with B or C. Bed B has <math>400</math> plants it doesn't | ||
+ | share with A or C. And C has <math>250</math> it doesn't share | ||
+ | with A or B. The total is <math>350 + 400 + 250 + 50 + | ||
+ | 100 = \boxed{\text{(C)}\ 1150}</math> plants. | ||
==See Also== | ==See Also== | ||
{{AMC8 box|year=1999|num-b=8|num-a=10}} | {{AMC8 box|year=1999|num-b=8|num-a=10}} |
Revision as of 13:35, 23 December 2012
Problem
Three flower beds overlap as shown. Bed A has 500 plants, bed B has 450 plants, and bed C has 350 plants. Beds A and B share 50 plants, while beds A and C share 100. The total number of plants is
Solution
Solution 1
Plants shared by two beds have been counted twice, so the total is .
Solution 2
Bed A has plants it doesn't share with B or C. Bed B has plants it doesn't share with A or C. And C has it doesn't share with A or B. The total is plants.
See Also
1999 AMC 8 (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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