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== Problem == | == Problem == | ||
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Small lights are hung on a string 6 inches apart in the order red, red, green, green, green, red, red, green, green, green, and so on continuing this pattern of 2 red lights followed by 3 green lights. How many feet separate the 3rd red light and the 21st red light? | Small lights are hung on a string 6 inches apart in the order red, red, green, green, green, red, red, green, green, green, and so on continuing this pattern of 2 red lights followed by 3 green lights. How many feet separate the 3rd red light and the 21st red light? | ||
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== Solution == | == Solution == | ||
− | + | We know the repeating section is made of 2 red lights and 3 green lights. The 3rd red light would appear in the 2nd section of this pattern, and the 21st red light would appear in the 11th section. There would then be a total of 44 lights in between the 3rd and 21st red light, translating to 45 6-inch gaps. Since the question asks for the answer in feet, the answer is <math>\frac{45*6}{12} \rightarrow \boxed{\textbf{(E)}\ 22.5}</math> | |
− | We know the repeating section is made of 2 red lights and 3 green lights. The 3rd red light would appear in the 2nd section of this pattern, and the 21st red light would appear in the 11th section. There would then be a total of 44 lights in between the 3rd and 21st red light, translating to 45 6-inch gaps. Since | ||
== See Also == | == See Also == | ||
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Problem
Small lights are hung on a string 6 inches apart in the order red, red, green, green, green, red, red, green, green, green, and so on continuing this pattern of 2 red lights followed by 3 green lights. How many feet separate the 3rd red light and the 21st red light?
Note: 1 foot is equal to 12 inches.
Solution
We know the repeating section is made of 2 red lights and 3 green lights. The 3rd red light would appear in the 2nd section of this pattern, and the 21st red light would appear in the 11th section. There would then be a total of 44 lights in between the 3rd and 21st red light, translating to 45 6-inch gaps. Since the question asks for the answer in feet, the answer is
See Also
2012 AMC 12B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | |
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