2017 AMC 10A Problems/Problem 4

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Problem

Mia is “helping” her mom pick up $30$ toys that are strewn on the floor. Mia’s mom manages to put $3$ toys into the toy box every $30$ seconds, but each time immediately after those $30$ seconds have elapsed, Mia takes $2$ toys out of the box. How much time, in minutes, will it take Mia and her mom to put all $30$ toys into the box for the first time? $\textbf{(A)}\ 13.5\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 14\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 14.5\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 15\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 15.5$

Solution

Every $30$ seconds $3-2$ toys are put in the box, so after $27\cdot30seconds$ there will be $27$ toys in the box. Mia's mom will then put $3$ toys into to the box and we have our total amount of time to be $27\cdot30+30=840$ seconds, which equals $14$ minutes. $\boxed{(B) 14}$

See Also

2017 AMC 10A (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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Problem 3
Followed by
Problem 5
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