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− | Instead of finding n, we find <math>x=\frac{n}{3}</math>. We want <math>x</math> and <math>9x</math> to be three-digit whole numbers. The smallest three-digit whole number is <math>100</math>, so that is our minimum value for <math>x</math>, since if <math>x \in \mathbb{ | + | Instead of finding n, we find <math>x=\frac{n}{3}</math>. We want <math>x</math> and <math>9x</math> to be three-digit whole numbers. The smallest three-digit whole number is <math>100</math>, so that is our minimum value for <math>x</math>, since if <math>x \in \mathbb{Z^+}</math>, then <math>9x \in \mathbb{Z^+}</math>. The largest three-digit whole number divisible by <math>9</math> is <math>999</math>, so our maximum value for <math>x</math> is <math>\frac{999}{9}=111</math>. There are <math>12</math> whole numbers in the closed set <math>\left[100,111\right]</math> , so the answer is <math>\boxed{\textbf{(A)}\ 12}</math>. |
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Problem
For how many positive integer values of are both and three-digit whole numbers?
Solution
If is a three-digit whole number, must be divisible by 3 and be . If is three digits, n must be So it must be divisible by three and between 300 and 333. There are such numbers, which you can find by direct counting.
Solution 2
Instead of finding n, we find . We want and to be three-digit whole numbers. The smallest three-digit whole number is , so that is our minimum value for , since if , then . The largest three-digit whole number divisible by is , so our maximum value for is . There are whole numbers in the closed set , so the answer is .
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See Also
2008 AMC 8 (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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