# Difference between revisions of "2003 AMC 12A Problems/Problem 9"

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<math> \mathrm{(A) \ } 1\qquad \mathrm{(B) \ } 2\qquad \mathrm{(C) \ } 4\qquad \mathrm{(D) \ } 8\qquad \mathrm{(E) \ } 16 </math> | <math> \mathrm{(A) \ } 1\qquad \mathrm{(B) \ } 2\qquad \mathrm{(C) \ } 4\qquad \mathrm{(D) \ } 8\qquad \mathrm{(E) \ } 16 </math> | ||

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+ | If <math>(2,3)</math> is in <math>S</math>, then <math>(3,2)</math> is also, and quickly we see that every point of the form <math>(\pm 2, \pm 3)</math> or <math>(\pm 3, \pm 2)</math> must be in <math>S</math>. Now note that these <math>8</math> points satisfy all of the symmetry conditions. Thus the answer is <math>D</math>. |

## Revision as of 11:45, 16 November 2008

## Problem

A set of points in the -plane is symmetric about the orgin, both coordinate axes, and the line . If is in , what is the smallest number of points in ?

## Solution

If is in , then is also, and quickly we see that every point of the form or must be in . Now note that these points satisfy all of the symmetry conditions. Thus the answer is .