2006 AMC 10B Problems

Problem 1

What is $(-1)^{1} + (-1)^{2} + ... + (-1)^{2006}$ ?

$\mathrm{(A) \ } -2006\qquad \mathrm{(B) \ } -1\qquad \mathrm{(C) \ } 0\qquad \mathrm{(D) \ } 1\qquad \mathrm{(E) \ } 2006$

Problem 2

For real numbers $x$ and $y$, define $x \spadesuit y = (x+y)(x-y)$. What is $3 \spadesuit (4 \spadesuit 5)$?

$\mathrm{(A) \ } -72\qquad \mathrm{(B) \ } -27\qquad \mathrm{(C) \ } -24\qquad \mathrm{(D) \ } 24\qquad \mathrm{(E) \ } 72$

Problem 3

A football game was played between two teams, the Cougars and the Panthers. The two teams scored a total of 34 points, and the Cougars won by a margin of 14 points. How many points did the Panthers score?

$\mathrm{(A) \ } 10\qquad \mathrm{(B) \ } 14\qquad \mathrm{(C) \ } 17\qquad \mathrm{(D) \ } 20\qquad \mathrm{(E) \ } 24$

Problem 4

Circles of diameter 1 inch and 3 inches have the same center. The smaller circle is painted red, and the portion outside the smaller circle and inside the larger circle is painted blue. What is the ratio of the blue-painted area to the red-painted area?

$\mathrm{(A) \ } 2\qquad \mathrm{(B) \ } 3\qquad \mathrm{(C) \ } 6\qquad \mathrm{(D) \ } 8\qquad \mathrm{(E) \ } 9$

Problem 5

A $2 \times 3$ rectangle and a $3 \times 4$ rectangle are contained within a square without overlapping at any point, and the sides of the square are parallel to the sides of the two given rectangles. What is the smallest possible area of the square?

$\mathrm{(A) \ } 16\qquad \mathrm{(B) \ } 25\qquad \mathrm{(C) \ } 36\qquad \mathrm{(D) \ } 49\qquad \mathrm{(E) \ } 64$

Problem 6

A region is bounded by semicircular arcs constructed on the side of a square whose sides measure $\frac{2}{\pi}$, as shown. What is the perimeter of this region?

$\mathrm{(A) \ } \frac{4}{\pi}\qquad \mathrm{(B) \ } 2\qquad \mathrm{(C) \ } \frac{8}{\pi}\qquad \mathrm{(D) \ } 4\qquad \mathrm{(E) \ } \frac{16}{\pi}$

Problem 7

Which of the folowing is equivalent to $\sqrt{\frac{x}{1-\frac{x-1}{x}}}$ when $x < 0$

$\mathrm{(A) \ } -x\qquad \mathrm{(B) \ } x\qquad \mathrm{(C) \ } 1\qquad \mathrm{(D) \ } \sqrt{\frac{x}{2}}\qquad \mathrm{(E) \ } x\sqrt{-1}$

Problem 8

A square of area 40 is inscribed in a semicircle as shown. What is the area of the semicircle?

$\mathrm{(A) \ } 20\pi\qquad \mathrm{(B) \ } 25\pi\qquad \mathrm{(C) \ } 30\pi\qquad \mathrm{(D) \ } 40\pi\qquad \mathrm{(E) \ } 50\pi$

Problem 9

Francesca uses 100 grams of lemon juce, 100 grams of sugar, and 400 grams of water to make lemonade. There are 25 calories in 100 grams of lemon juice and 386 calories in 100 grams of sugar. Water contains no calories. How many calories are in 200 grams of her lemonade?

$\mathrm{(A) \ } 129\qquad \mathrm{(B) \ } 137\qquad \mathrm{(C) \ } 174\qquad \mathrm{(D) \ } 233\qquad \mathrm{(E) \ } 411$