2014 AMC 10A Problems/Problem 11
- The following problem is from both the 2014 AMC 12A #8 and 2014 AMC 10A #11, so both problems redirect to this page.
Problem
A customer who intends to purchase an appliance has three coupons, only one of which may be used:
Coupon 1: off the listed price if the listed price is at least
Coupon 2: off the listed price if the listed price is at least
Coupon 3: off the amount by which the listed price exceeds
For which of the following listed prices will coupon offer a greater price reduction than either coupon or coupon ?
Solution 1
Let the listed price be . Since all the answer choices are above , we can assume . Thus the discounts after the coupons are used will be as follows:
Coupon 1:
Coupon 2:
Coupon 3:
For coupon to give a greater price reduction than the other coupons, we must have and .
The only choice that satisfies such conditions is
Solution 2 (Using The Answers)
For coupon to be the most effective, we want 10% of the price to be greater than 20. This clearly occurs if the value is over 200. For coupon 1 to be more effective than coupon 3, we want to minimize the value over 200, so is the smallest number over 200.
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See Also
2014 AMC 10A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
Preceded by Problem 10 |
Followed by Problem 12 | |
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All AMC 10 Problems and Solutions |
2014 AMC 12A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | |
Preceded by Problem 7 |
Followed by Problem 9 |
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All AMC 12 Problems and Solutions |
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