2001 AMC 12 Problems/Problem 7

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The following problem is from both the 2001 AMC 12 #7 and 2001 AMC 10A #14, so both problems redirect to this page.

Problem

A charity sells $140$ benefit tickets for a total of \[2001\]. Some tickets sell for full price (a whole dollar amount), and the rest sells for half price. How much money is raised by the full-price tickets?

$\text{(A) }$ <dollar/>$782\qquad \text{(B) }$ <dollar/>$986\qquad \text{(C) }$ <dollar/>$1158\qquad \text{(D) }$ <dollar/>$1219\qquad \text{(E) }$ <dollar/>$1449$

Solution

Let's multiply ticket costs by $2$, then the half price becomes an integer, and the charity sold $140$ tickets worth a total of $4002$ dollars.

Let $h$ be the number of half price tickets, we then have $140-h$ full price tickets. The cost of $140-h$ full price tickets is equal to the cost of $280-2h$ half price tickets.

Hence we know that $h+(280-2h) = 280-h$ half price tickets cost $4002$ dollars. Then a single half price ticket costs $\frac{4002}{280-h}$ dollars, and this must be an integer. Thus $280-h$ must be a divisor of $4002$. Keeping in mind that $0\leq h\leq 140$, we are looking for a divisor between $140$ and $280$, inclusive.

The prime factorization of $4002$ is $4002=2\cdot 3\cdot 23\cdot 29$. We can easily find out that the only divisor of $4002$ within the given range is $2\cdot 3\cdot 29 = 174$.

This gives us $280-h=174$, hence there were $h=106$ half price tickets and $140-h = 34$ full price tickets.

In our modified setting (with prices multiplied by $2$) the price of a half price ticket is $\frac{4002}{174} = 23$. In the original setting this is the price of a full price ticket. Hence $23\cdot 34 = \boxed{(\text{A})782}$ dollars are raised by the full price tickets.

See Also

2001 AMC 12 (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 6
Followed by
Problem 8
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All AMC 12 Problems and Solutions
2001 AMC 10 (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 13
Followed by
Problem 15
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All AMC 10 Problems and Solutions

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