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Aaron the ant walks on the coordinate plane according to the following rules. He starts at the origin <math>p_0=(0,0)</math> facing to the east and walks one unit, arriving at <math>p_1=(1,0)</math>. For <math>n=1,2,3,\dots</math>, right after arriving at the point <math>p_n</math>, if Aaron can turn <math>90^\circ</math> left and walk one unit to an unvisited point <math>p_{n+1}</math>, he does that. Otherwise, he walks one unit straight ahead to reach <math>p_{n+1}</math>. Thus the sequence of points continues <math>p_2=(1,1), p_3=(0,1), p_4=(-1,1), p_5=(-1,0)</math>, and so on in a counterclockwise spiral pattern. What is <math>p_{2015}</math>? | Aaron the ant walks on the coordinate plane according to the following rules. He starts at the origin <math>p_0=(0,0)</math> facing to the east and walks one unit, arriving at <math>p_1=(1,0)</math>. For <math>n=1,2,3,\dots</math>, right after arriving at the point <math>p_n</math>, if Aaron can turn <math>90^\circ</math> left and walk one unit to an unvisited point <math>p_{n+1}</math>, he does that. Otherwise, he walks one unit straight ahead to reach <math>p_{n+1}</math>. Thus the sequence of points continues <math>p_2=(1,1), p_3=(0,1), p_4=(-1,1), p_5=(-1,0)</math>, and so on in a counterclockwise spiral pattern. What is <math>p_{2015}</math>? | ||
<math> \textbf{(A) } (-22,-13)\qquad\textbf{(B) } (-13,-22)\qquad\textbf{(C) } (-13,22)\qquad\textbf{(D) } (13,-22)\qquad\textbf{(E) } (22,-13) </math> | <math> \textbf{(A) } (-22,-13)\qquad\textbf{(B) } (-13,-22)\qquad\textbf{(C) } (-13,22)\qquad\textbf{(D) } (13,-22)\qquad\textbf{(E) } (22,-13) </math> | ||
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Revision as of 23:31, 17 March 2015
Problem:
Aaron the ant walks on the coordinate plane according to the following rules. He starts at the origin facing to the east and walks one unit, arriving at . For , right after arriving at the point , if Aaron can turn left and walk one unit to an unvisited point , he does that. Otherwise, he walks one unit straight ahead to reach . Thus the sequence of points continues , and so on in a counterclockwise spiral pattern. What is ?
Solution:
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