# 2016 UNM-PNM Statewide High School Mathematics Contest II Problems

UNM - PNM STATEWIDE MATHEMATICS CONTEST XLVIII. February 6, 2016. Second Round. Three Hours

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## Problem 1

Suppose there are lights arranged on tic-tac-toe board so that one is in each square. Suppose further that there are six light switches one for each row and column. Flipping any of these switches turns on all lights that are off and turns off all lights that are in the column/row controlled by this switch. If there is exactly one light on, can you turn all the lights on using the given switches? As in all problems you need to explain your answer.

## Problem 2

A student is offered two different after school jobs. One pays an hour, the other pays for the first hour, but the hourly rate decreases by half for each additional hour worked. What are the maximum number of hours the student can work at the second job, so that his total earnings in the second job are more than the total earnings in the first? Note: You are asked to find the maximum full hours of work (i.e. integer number) that maximize the earnings.

## Problem 3

A school purchased peach trees, apricot trees and cherry trees that they want to plant in a row on the school grounds. If the trees are planted in random order, what is the probability that no two cherry trees are planted next to each other?

## Problem 4

A farmer’s house is in the shape of a convex pentagon with perimeter and area . The yard around the house includes all points that are at a distance at most meters from the house. Find the area of the farmer’s lot (yard plus house).

## Problem 5

Show that if points are chosen on a square of side of length then there is a triangle with vertices among these points whose area is at most .

## Problem 6

For a positive integer let be the sum of the digits of . For example, , while . Let and define

Find .

## Problem 7

For a positive integer let denote the function which assigns the sum of all divisors of . Show that if and are relatively prime positive integers then . For example, , and , so , noting that and are relatively prime integers (they have no common divisor).

## Problem 8

Find all non-negative integer solutions of the equation .

## Problem 9

Suppose every point in the plane is colored by one of two given colors, say red or blue. Given a triangle , show that there is a triangle in the colored plane whose vertices are of the same color and is similar to the given triangle .

## Problem 10

Let be a point on the triangle (inside or on the boundary). Let and be the distance from to the sides , and , respectively.

Show that

a) and also , where and .

b) (Assuming the inequalities of part a) .