2004 AMC 12A Problems/Problem 4
- The following problem is from both the 2004 AMC 12A #4 and 2004 AMC 10A #6, so both problems redirect to this page.
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Problem
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?
Solution
Since Bertha has daughters, she has granddaughters, of which none have daughters. Of Bertha's daughters, have daughters, so do not have daughters. Therefore, of Bertha's daughters and granddaughters, do not have daughters.
- Alcumus**
Bertha has granddaughters, none of whom have any daughters. The granddaughters are the children of of Bertha's daughters, so the number of women having no daughters is .
Solution 2
Draw a tree diagram and see that the answer can be found in the sum of granddaughters, daughters, and more daughters. Adding them together gives the answer of .
See also
2004 AMC 12A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | |
Preceded by Problem 3 |
Followed by Problem 5 |
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All AMC 12 Problems and Solutions |
2004 AMC 10A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
Preceded by Problem 5 |
Followed by Problem 7 | |
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All AMC 10 Problems and Solutions |
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