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You can also think of <math>\frac{2\times1\times2016}{1+2016}</math> as <math>2\times\frac{2016}{2017}</math> which it should be obvious that our number is most closest to 2 (<math>\lceil\frac{2016}{2017}\rceil=1</math>), our answer here is <math>\boxed{(A)}</math> | You can also think of <math>\frac{2\times1\times2016}{1+2016}</math> as <math>2\times\frac{2016}{2017}</math> which it should be obvious that our number is most closest to 2 (<math>\lceil\frac{2016}{2017}\rceil=1</math>), our answer here is <math>\boxed{(A)}</math> | ||
Latest revision as of 16:47, 25 January 2021
Problem
The harmonic mean of two numbers can be calculated as twice their product divided by their sum. The harmonic mean of and is closest to which integer?
Solution
Since the harmonic mean is times their product divided by their sum, we get the equation
which is then
which is finally closest to . -dragonfly
You can also think of as which it should be obvious that our number is most closest to 2 (), our answer here is
See Also
2016 AMC 12B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | |
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