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The first AMC <math>8</math> was given in <math>1985</math> and it has been given annually since that time. Samantha turned <math>12</math> years old the year that she took the seventh AMC <math>8</math>. In what year was Samantha born?
 
The first AMC <math>8</math> was given in <math>1985</math> and it has been given annually since that time. Samantha turned <math>12</math> years old the year that she took the seventh AMC <math>8</math>. In what year was Samantha born?
  
<math>\textbf{(A) }1989\qquad\textbf{(B) }1980\qquad\textbf{(C) }1981\qquad\textbf{(D) }1982\qquad \textbf{(E) }1983</math>
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<math>\textbf{(A) }1979\qquad\textbf{(B) }1980\qquad\textbf{(C) }1981\qquad\textbf{(D) }1982\qquad \textbf{(E) }1983</math>
  
 
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==Solution==

Revision as of 17:16, 10 November 2016

Problem

The first AMC $8$ was given in $1985$ and it has been given annually since that time. Samantha turned $12$ years old the year that she took the seventh AMC $8$. In what year was Samantha born?

$\textbf{(A) }1979\qquad\textbf{(B) }1980\qquad\textbf{(C) }1981\qquad\textbf{(D) }1982\qquad \textbf{(E) }1983$

Solution

The seventh AMC 8 would have been given in 1991. If Samantha was 12 then, that means she was born 12 years ago. So therefore she was born in 1989.

See Also

2014 AMC 8 (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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Problem 9
Followed by
Problem 11
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