2014 AMC 10A Problems/Problem 6

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The following problem is from both the 2014 AMC 12A #4 and 2014 AMC 10A #6, so both problems redirect to this page.

Problem

Suppose that $a$ cows give $b$ gallons of milk in $c$ days. At this rate, how many gallons of milk will $d$ cows give in $e$ days?

$\textbf{(A)}\ \frac{bde}{ac}\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ \frac{ac}{bde}\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ \frac{abde}{c}\qquad\textbf{(D)}}\ \frac{bcde}{a}\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ \frac{abc}{de}$ (Error compiling LaTeX. ! Extra }, or forgotten $.)

Solution 1

We need to multiply $b$ by $\frac{d}{a}$ for the new cows and $\frac{e}{c}$ for the new time, so the answer is $b\cdot \frac{d}{a}\cdot \frac{e}{c}=\frac{bde}{ac}$, or $\boxed{\textbf{(A)}}$.

(Solution by ahaanomegas)

Solution 2

We see that the the amount of cows is inversely proportional to the amount of days and directly proportional to the gallons of milk. So our constant is $\dfrac{ac}{b}$.

Let $g$ be the answer to the question. We have $\dfrac{de}{g}=\dfrac{ac}{b}\implies gac=bde\implies g=\dfrac{bde}{ac}\implies\boxed{ \textbf{(A)}\ \frac{bde}{ac}}$

See Also

2014 AMC 10A (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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Problem 5
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Problem 7
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All AMC 10 Problems and Solutions
2014 AMC 10A (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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Problem 3
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Problem 5
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All AMC 10 Problems and Solutions

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