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It would be nicer if the organizers chose a more difficult substitution, say <math>x=4.7</math>, to penalize those solutions that do not take advantage of the distributive property. | It would be nicer if the organizers chose a more difficult substitution, say <math>x=4.7</math>, to penalize those solutions that do not take advantage of the distributive property. | ||
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== See also == | == See also == |
Revision as of 21:31, 17 April 2017
- The following problem is from both the 2002 AMC 12B #2 and 2002 AMC 10B #4, so both problems redirect to this page.
Contents
Problem
What is the value of when ?
Solution
By the distributive property,
Comment
It would be nicer if the organizers chose a more difficult substitution, say , to penalize those solutions that do not take advantage of the distributive property.
Comment
They should also have made the numbers fit in, for the distributive property.
See also
2002 AMC 10B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
Preceded by Problem 3 |
Followed by Problem 5 | |
1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12 • 13 • 14 • 15 • 16 • 17 • 18 • 19 • 20 • 21 • 22 • 23 • 24 • 25 | ||
All AMC 10 Problems and Solutions |
2002 AMC 12B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | |
Preceded by Problem 1 |
Followed by Problem 3 |
1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12 • 13 • 14 • 15 • 16 • 17 • 18 • 19 • 20 • 21 • 22 • 23 • 24 • 25 | |
All AMC 12 Problems and Solutions |
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