2012 AMC 12B Problems/Problem 1

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The following problem is from both the 2012 AMC 12B #1 and 2012 AMC 10B #1, so both problems redirect to this page.

Problem

Each third-grade classroom at Pearl Creek Elementary has 18 students and 2 pet rabbits. How many more students than rabbits are there in all 4 of the third-grade classrooms?

$\textbf{(A)}\ 48\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 56\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 64\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 72\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 80$

Solution

Solution 1

Multiplying 18 and 2 by 4 we get 72 and 8 students and rabbits respectively. Subtracting 8 from 72 we get $\boxed{\textbf{(C)}\ 64}$

Solution 2

In each class, there are $18-2=16$ more students than rabbits. So for all classrooms, the difference between students and rabbits is $16 \times 4 = \boxed{\textbf{(C)}\ 64}$

See Also

2012 AMC 12B (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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