# 2005 AMC 12B Problems/Problem 4

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The following problem is from both the 2005 AMC 12B #4 and 2005 AMC 10B #6, so both problems redirect to this page.

## Problem

At the beginning of the school year, Lisa's goal was to earn an $A$ on at least $80\%$ of her $50$ quizzes for the year. She earned an $A$ on $22$ of the first $30$ quizzes. If she is to achieve her goal, on at most how many of the remaining quizzes can she earn a grade lower than an $A$?

$\textbf{(A) }\ 1 \qquad \textbf{(B) }\ 2 \qquad \textbf{(C) }\ 3 \qquad \textbf{(D) }\ 4 \qquad \textbf{(E) }\ 5$

## Solution

Lisa's goal was to get an $A$ on $80\% \cdot 50 = 40$ quizzes. She already has $A$'s on $22$ quizzes, so she needs to get $A$'s on $40-22=18$ more. There are $50-30=20$ quizzes left, so she can afford to get less than an $A$ on $20-18=\boxed{\textbf{(B) }2}$ of them.

Here, only the $A$'s matter... No complicated stuff!

## See also

 2005 AMC 10B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) Preceded byProblem 5 Followed byProblem 7 1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12 • 13 • 14 • 15 • 16 • 17 • 18 • 19 • 20 • 21 • 22 • 23 • 24 • 25 All AMC 10 Problems and Solutions
 2005 AMC 12B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) Preceded byProblem 3 Followed byProblem 5 1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12 • 13 • 14 • 15 • 16 • 17 • 18 • 19 • 20 • 21 • 22 • 23 • 24 • 25 All AMC 12 Problems and Solutions

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