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The question asks for the maximum possible number of elements. The integers from <math>1</math> to <math>24</math> can be included because you cannot make <math>125</math> with integers from <math>1</math> to <math>24</math> without the other number being greater than <math>100</math>. The integers from <math>25</math> to <math>100</math> are left. They can be paired so the sum is <math>125</math>: <math>25+100</math>, <math>26+99</math>, <math>27+98</math>, <math>\ldots</math>, <math>62+63</math>. That is <math>38</math> pairs, and at most one number from each pair can be included in the set. The total is <math>24 + 38 = \boxed{\mathrm{(C)}\ 62}</math>. | The question asks for the maximum possible number of elements. The integers from <math>1</math> to <math>24</math> can be included because you cannot make <math>125</math> with integers from <math>1</math> to <math>24</math> without the other number being greater than <math>100</math>. The integers from <math>25</math> to <math>100</math> are left. They can be paired so the sum is <math>125</math>: <math>25+100</math>, <math>26+99</math>, <math>27+98</math>, <math>\ldots</math>, <math>62+63</math>. That is <math>38</math> pairs, and at most one number from each pair can be included in the set. The total is <math>24 + 38 = \boxed{\mathrm{(C)}\ 62}</math>. | ||
+ | Also, it is possible to see that since the numbers <math>1</math> to <math>24</math> are in the set there are only the numbers <math>25</math> to <math>100</math> to consider. As <math>62+63</math> gives <math>125</math>, the numbers <math>25</math> to <math>62</math> can be put in subset <math>B</math> without having two numbers add up to <math>125</math>. In this way, subset <math>B</math> will have the numbers <math>1</math> to <math>62</math>, and so <math>\boxed{\mathrm{(C)}\ 62}</math>. | ||
== See Also == | == See Also == | ||
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Revision as of 19:45, 20 April 2014
Problem
A subset of the set of integers from to , inclusive, has the property that no two elements of sum to . What is the maximum possible number of elements in ?
Solution
The question asks for the maximum possible number of elements. The integers from to can be included because you cannot make with integers from to without the other number being greater than . The integers from to are left. They can be paired so the sum is : , , , , . That is pairs, and at most one number from each pair can be included in the set. The total is . Also, it is possible to see that since the numbers to are in the set there are only the numbers to to consider. As gives , the numbers to can be put in subset without having two numbers add up to . In this way, subset will have the numbers to , and so .
See Also
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