2014 AMC 10A Problems/Problem 25
- The following problem is from both the 2014 AMC 12A #22 and 2014 AMC 10A #25, so both problems redirect to this page.
Problem
The number is between and . How many pairs of integers are there such that and
Solution 1
Between any two consecutive powers of there are either or powers of (because ). Consider the intervals . We want the number of intervals with powers of .
From the given that , we know that these intervals together have powers of . Let of them have powers of and of them have powers of . Thus we have the system from which we get , so the answer is .
Solution 2
The problem is asking for between how many consecutive powers of are there power of s
There can be either or powers of between any two consecutive powers of , and .
The first power of is between and .
The second power of is between and .
The third power of is between and , meaning that it can be between and or not.
If there are only power of s between every consecutive powers of up to , there would be power of s. However, there are powers of before , meaning the answer is .
Video Solution by Richard Rusczyk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRJvUMsZtl4&t=4s
See Also
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