2006 AMC 10A Problems/Problem 10

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Problem

For how many real values of $\displaystyle x$ is $\sqrt{120-\sqrt{x}}$ an integer?

$\mathrm{(A) \ } 3\qquad \mathrm{(B) \ } 6\qquad \mathrm{(C) \ } 9\qquad \mathrm{(D) \ } 10\qquad \mathrm{(E) \ } 11$

Solution

Since $\sqrt{x}$ cannot be negative, the only integers we get can from our expression are square roots less than 120. The highest is $11^2=121.$

Thus our set of values is

$\{11^2, 10^2, 9^2,\ldots,2^2, 1^2, 0^2\}$

And our answer is 11, (E)

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