2008 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 24

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Problem

Ten tiles numbered $1$ through $10$ are turned face down. One tile is turned up at random, and a die is rolled. What is the probability that the product of the numbers on the tile and the die will be a square?

$\textbf{(A)}\ \frac{1}{10}\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ \frac{1}{6}\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ \frac{11}{60}\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ \frac{1}{5}\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ \frac{7}{30}$

Solution

The numbers can at most multiply to be $60$. The squares less than $60$ are $1,4,9,16,25,36,$ and $49$. The possible pairs are $(1,1),(1,4),(2,2),(4,1),(3,3),(9,1),(4,4),(8,2),(5,5),(6,6),$ and $(9,4)$. There are $11$ choices and $60$ possibilities giving a probability of $\boxed{\textbf{(C)}\ \frac{11}{60}}$.

See Also

2008 AMC 8 (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 23
Followed by
Problem 25
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