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− | + | Marvin had a birthday on Tuesday, May 27 in the leap year <math>2008</math>. In what year will his birthday next fall on a Saturday? | |
<math> | <math> | ||
− | \mathrm{(A)}\ | + | \mathrm{(A)}\ 2011 |
\qquad | \qquad | ||
− | \mathrm{(B)}\ | + | \mathrm{(B)}\ 2012 |
\qquad | \qquad | ||
− | \mathrm{(C)}\ | + | \mathrm{(C)}\ 2013 |
\qquad | \qquad | ||
− | \mathrm{(D)}\ | + | \mathrm{(D)}\ 2015 |
\qquad | \qquad | ||
− | \mathrm{(E)}\ | + | \mathrm{(E)}\ 2017 |
</math> | </math> | ||
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== See also == | == See also == | ||
− | {{AMC10 box|year=2010|ab=A|num-b= | + | {{AMC10 box|year=2010|ab=A|num-b=9|num-a=11}} |
Revision as of 20:09, 1 January 2012
Problem 10
Marvin had a birthday on Tuesday, May 27 in the leap year . In what year will his birthday next fall on a Saturday?
Solution
There are days in a non-leap year. There are days in a week. Since (or is congruent to ), the same date (after February) moves "forward" one day in the subsequent year, if that year is not a leap year.
For example:
Tue
Wed
However, a leap year has days, and . So the same date (after February) moves "forward" two days in the subsequent year, if that year is a leap year.
For example: Fri
Sun
You can keep count forward to find that the first time this date falls on a Saturday is in :
Mon
Tue
Wed
Fri
Sat
See also
2010 AMC 10A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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