2016 AMC 10B Problems/Problem 13
Problem
At Megapolis Hospital one year, multiple-birth statistics were as follows: Sets of twins, triplets, and quadruplets accounted for of the babies born. There were four times as many sets of triplets as sets of quadruplets, and there was three times as many sets of twins as sets of triplets. How many of these babies were in sets of quadruplets?
Solution 1
We can set up a system of equations where is the sets of twins, is the sets of triplets, and is the sets of quadruplets.
Solving for and in the second and third equations and substituting into the first equation yields
Since we are trying to find the number of babies and the number of sets of quadruplets, the solution is not , but rather . Therefore, we strategically use the second initial equation to realize that , leaving us with the number of babies born as quadruplets equal to .
Solution 2
Say there are sets of twins, sets of triplets, and sets of quadruplets. That's twins, triplets, and quadruplets. A tenth of the babies are quadruplets and that's
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