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− | The given states that there are <math>168</math> prime numbers less than <math>1000</math>, which is a fact we must somehow utilize. Since there seems to be no easy way to directly calculate the number of "prime-looking" numbers, we can apply | + | The given states that there are <math>168</math> prime numbers less than <math>1000</math>, which is a fact we must somehow utilize. Since there seems to be no easy way to directly calculate the number of "prime-looking" numbers, we can apply [[complementary counting]]. We can split the numbers from <math>1</math> to <math>1000</math> into several groups: <math>\{1\},</math> <math>\{\mathrm{numbers\ divisible\ by\ 2 = S_2}\},</math> <math> \{\mathrm{numbers\ divisible\ by\ 3 = S_3}\},</math> <math> \{\mathrm{numbers\ divisible\ by\ 5 = S_5}\}, \{\mathrm{primes\ not\ including\ 2,3,5}\},</math> <math> \{\mathrm{prime-looking}\}</math>. Hence, the number of prime-looking numbers is <math>1000 - 165 - 1 - |S_2 \cup S_3 \cup S_5|</math> (note that <math>2,3,5</math> are primes). |
We can calculate <math>S_2 \cup S_3 \cup S_5</math> using the [[Principle of Inclusion-Exclusion]]: (the values of <math>|S_2| \ldots</math> and their intersections can be found quite easily) | We can calculate <math>S_2 \cup S_3 \cup S_5</math> using the [[Principle of Inclusion-Exclusion]]: (the values of <math>|S_2| \ldots</math> and their intersections can be found quite easily) |
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Problem
Call a number prime-looking if it is composite but not divisible by or 5. The three smallest prime-looking numbers are , and . There are prime numbers less than . How many prime-looking numbers are there less than ?
Solution
The given states that there are prime numbers less than , which is a fact we must somehow utilize. Since there seems to be no easy way to directly calculate the number of "prime-looking" numbers, we can apply complementary counting. We can split the numbers from to into several groups: . Hence, the number of prime-looking numbers is (note that are primes).
We can calculate using the Principle of Inclusion-Exclusion: (the values of and their intersections can be found quite easily)
Substituting, we find that our answer is .
See also
2005 AMC 12A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | |
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