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<math> \textbf{(A)}\ 30\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 36\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 42\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 48\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 54 </math> | <math> \textbf{(A)}\ 30\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 36\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 42\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 48\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 54 </math> | ||
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− | Instead of an Algebraic Solution, we can just find a residue in the common multiples of <math>3</math> and <math>4</math>, so <math>lcm | + | Instead of an Algebraic Solution, we can just find a residue in the common multiples of <math>3</math> and <math>4</math>, so <math>lcm[3,4]=12</math>, the next largest is <math>12\cdot2=24</math>, the next is <math>36</math>, and so on, with all of them being multiples of <math>12</math>, now we can see that per every common multiple, we can see a pattern such as |
− | <math>12=4\cdot3=3\cdot4</math> so <math>4-3=1</math> hole less. | + | |
− | <math>24=4\cdot6=3\cdot8</math> so <math>8-6=2</math> holes less. | + | <math>12=4\cdot3=3\cdot4</math> so <math>4-3=1</math> hole less. |
− | <math>36=4\cdot9=3\cdot12</math> so <math>12-9=3</math> holes less. | + | |
− | <math>48=4\cdot12=3\cdot16</math> so <math>16-12=4</math> holes less. | + | <math>24=4\cdot6=3\cdot8</math> so <math>8-6=2</math> holes less. |
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+ | <math>36=4\cdot9=3\cdot12</math> so <math>12-9=3</math> holes less. | ||
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+ | <math>48=4\cdot12=3\cdot16</math> so <math>16-12=4</math> holes less. | ||
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So we see that <math>48</math> is the number we need which is <math>\textbf{48(D)}</math> | So we see that <math>48</math> is the number we need which is <math>\textbf{48(D)}</math> | ||
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+ | ==Video Solution== | ||
+ | https://youtu.be/hRlDVKgAv9U | ||
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+ | ~savannahsolver | ||
==See Also== | ==See Also== |
Revision as of 20:55, 27 January 2021
Problem 7
For a science project, Sammy observed a chipmunk and a squirrel stashing acorns in holes. The chipmunk hid 3 acorns in each of the holes it dug. The squirrel hid 4 acorns in each of the holes it dug. They each hid the same number of acorns, although the squirrel needed 4 fewer holes. How many acorns did the chipmunk hide?
Solution 1
Let be the number of acorns that both animals had.
So by the info in the problem:
Subtracting from both sides leaves
This is answer choice
Solution 2
Instead of an Algebraic Solution, we can just find a residue in the common multiples of and , so , the next largest is , the next is , and so on, with all of them being multiples of , now we can see that per every common multiple, we can see a pattern such as
so hole less.
so holes less.
so holes less.
so holes less.
So we see that is the number we need which is
Video Solution
~savannahsolver
See Also
2012 AMC 10B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
Preceded by Problem 6 |
Followed by Problem 8 | |
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