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==Problem== | ==Problem== | ||
− | + | Toothpicks are used to make a grid that is <math>60</math> toothpicks long and <math>32</math> toothpicks wide. How many toothpicks are used altogether? | |
− | Toothpicks are used to make a grid that is 60 toothpicks long and 32 toothpicks wide. How many toothpicks are used altogether? | ||
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draw(corner,(5,0)--(35,0)); | draw(corner,(5,0)--(35,0)); | ||
draw(corner,(0,-5)--(0,-35)); | draw(corner,(0,-5)--(0,-35)); | ||
− | for (int i=0; i<3; ++i) | + | for (int i=0; i<3; ++i){for (int j=0; j>-2; --j){if ((i-j)<3){add(corner,(50i,50j));}}} |
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− | add(corner,(50i,50j)); | ||
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draw((5,-100)--(45,-100)); | draw((5,-100)--(45,-100)); | ||
draw((155,0)--(185,0),dotted+linewidth(2)); | draw((155,0)--(185,0),dotted+linewidth(2)); | ||
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==Solution== | ==Solution== | ||
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There are <math>61</math> vertical columns with a length of <math>32</math> toothpicks, and there are <math>33</math> horizontal rows with a length of <math>60</math> toothpicks. An effective way to verify this is to try a small case, i.e. a <math>2 \times 3</math> grid of toothpicks. Thus, our answer is <math>61\cdot 32 + 33 \cdot 60 = \boxed{\textbf{(E)}\ 3932}</math>. | There are <math>61</math> vertical columns with a length of <math>32</math> toothpicks, and there are <math>33</math> horizontal rows with a length of <math>60</math> toothpicks. An effective way to verify this is to try a small case, i.e. a <math>2 \times 3</math> grid of toothpicks. Thus, our answer is <math>61\cdot 32 + 33 \cdot 60 = \boxed{\textbf{(E)}\ 3932}</math>. | ||
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Problem
Toothpicks are used to make a grid that is toothpicks long and toothpicks wide. How many toothpicks are used altogether?
Solution
There are vertical columns with a length of toothpicks, and there are horizontal rows with a length of toothpicks. An effective way to verify this is to try a small case, i.e. a grid of toothpicks. Thus, our answer is .
See Also
2013 AMC 8 (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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Followed by Problem 23 | |
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