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== Solution ==
 
== Solution ==
Solving for <math>m</math> gives us <math>m = \frac{503-3n}{5},</math> so in order for <math>m</math> to be an integer, we must have <math>3n \equiv 503 \mod 5 \longrightarrow n \equiv 1 \mod 5.</math> The smallest possible value of <math>n</math> is obviously <math>1,</math> and the greatest is <math>\frac{503 - 5}{3} = 166,</math> so the total number of solutions is <math>\frac{166-1}{5}+1 = \boxed{34.}</math>
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Solving for <math>m</math> gives us <math>m = \frac{503-3n}{5},</math> so in order for <math>m</math> to be an integer, we must have <math>3n \equiv 503 \mod 5 \longrightarrow n \equiv 1 \mod 5.</math> The smallest possible value of <math>n</math> is obviously <math>1,</math> and the greatest is <math>\frac{503 - 5}{3} = 166,</math> so the total number of solutions is <math>\frac{166-1}{5}+1 = \boxed{034}</math>
  
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==

Revision as of 17:28, 6 March 2016

Problem 1

Find the number of ordered pairs of positive integer solutions $(m, n)$ to the equation $20m + 12n = 2012$.

Solution

Solving for $m$ gives us $m = \frac{503-3n}{5},$ so in order for $m$ to be an integer, we must have $3n \equiv 503 \mod 5 \longrightarrow n \equiv 1 \mod 5.$ The smallest possible value of $n$ is obviously $1,$ and the greatest is $\frac{503 - 5}{3} = 166,$ so the total number of solutions is $\frac{166-1}{5}+1 = \boxed{034}$

See Also

2012 AIME II (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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