Difference between revisions of "2016 AMC 12B Problems/Problem 23"
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<math>\textbf{(A)}\ \frac{1}{6}\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ \frac{1}{4}\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ \frac{1}{3}\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ \frac{1}{2}\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 1</math> | <math>\textbf{(A)}\ \frac{1}{6}\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ \frac{1}{4}\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ \frac{1}{3}\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ \frac{1}{2}\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 1</math> | ||
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− | { | + | The first inequality refers to the interior of a regular octahedron with top and bottom vertices <math>(0,0,1),\ (0,0,-1)</math>. Its volume is <math>8\cdot\tfrac16=\tfrac43</math>. The second inequality describes an identical shape, shifted <math>+1</math> upwards along the <math>Z</math> axis. The intersection will be a similar octahedron, linearly scaled down by half. Thus the volume of the intersection is one-eighth of the volume of the first octahedron, giving an answer of <math>\textbf{(A) }\tfrac16</math>. |
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Revision as of 09:35, 22 February 2016
Problem
What is the volume of the region in three-dimensional space defined by the inequalities and
Solution
The first inequality refers to the interior of a regular octahedron with top and bottom vertices . Its volume is . The second inequality describes an identical shape, shifted upwards along the axis. The intersection will be a similar octahedron, linearly scaled down by half. Thus the volume of the intersection is one-eighth of the volume of the first octahedron, giving an answer of .
See Also
2016 AMC 12B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | |
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