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2004 AMC 12A Problems/Problem 4

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Bertha has 6 daughters and no sons. Some of her daughters have 6 daughters, and the rest have none. Bertha has a total of 30 daughters and granddaughters, and no great-granddaughters. How many of Bertha's daughters and grand-daughters have no daughters?

$\mathrm{(A) \ } 22 \qquad \mathrm{(B) \ } 23 \qquad \mathrm{(C) \ } 24 \qquad \mathrm{(D) \ } 25 \qquad \mathrm{(E) \ } 26$


Since Bertha has 6 daughters, Bertha has $30-6=24$ granddaughters, of which none have daughters. Of Bertha's daughters, $\frac{24}6=4$ have daughters, so $6-4=2$ do not have daughters.

Therefore, of Bertha's daughters and granddaughters, $24+2=26$ do not have daughters $\Rightarrow\mathrm{(E)}$.

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