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==Problem== | ==Problem== | ||
+ | Marie does three equally time-consuming tasks in a row without taking breaks. She begins the first task at 1:00 PM and finishes the second task at 2:40 PM. When does she finish the third task? | ||
− | + | <math> \textbf{(A)}\; \text{3:10 PM} \qquad\textbf{(B)}\; \text{3:30 PM} \qquad\textbf{(C)}\; \text{4:00 PM} \qquad\textbf{(D)}\; \text{4:10 PM} \qquad\textbf{(E)}\; \text{4:30 PM}</math> | |
==Solution== | ==Solution== | ||
− | + | The first two tasks took <math>\text{2:40 PM}-\text{1:00 PM}=100</math> minutes. Thus, each task takes <math>100\div 2=50</math> minutes. So the third task finishes at <math>\text{2:40 PM}+50</math> minutes <math>=\fbox{\textbf{(B)}\; \text{3:30 PM}}</math>. | |
==See Also== | ==See Also== | ||
− | {{AMC12 box|year=2015|ab=B| | + | {{AMC12 box|year=2015|ab=B|num-a=3|num-b=1}} |
{{MAA Notice}} | {{MAA Notice}} |
Latest revision as of 08:05, 8 March 2015
Problem
Marie does three equally time-consuming tasks in a row without taking breaks. She begins the first task at 1:00 PM and finishes the second task at 2:40 PM. When does she finish the third task?
Solution
The first two tasks took minutes. Thus, each task takes minutes. So the third task finishes at minutes .
See Also
2015 AMC 12B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | |
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