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Starting with some gold coins and some empty treasure chests, I tried to put 9 gold coins in each treasure chest, but that left 2 treasure chests empty. So instead I put 6 gold coins in each treasure chest, but then I had 3 gold coins left over. How many gold coins did I have? | Starting with some gold coins and some empty treasure chests, I tried to put 9 gold coins in each treasure chest, but that left 2 treasure chests empty. So instead I put 6 gold coins in each treasure chest, but then I had 3 gold coins left over. How many gold coins did I have? | ||
− | <math>\textbf{(A) }9\qquad\textbf{(B) }27\qquad\textbf{(C) }45{(D) }63\qquad\textbf{(E) }81</math> | + | <math>\textbf{(A) }9\qquad\textbf{(B) }27\qquad\textbf{(C) }45\qquad\textbf{(D) }63\qquad\textbf{(E) }81</math> |
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<cmath>6c+3 = g</cmath> | <cmath>6c+3 = g</cmath> | ||
− | Therefore, <math>6c+3 = 9c-18.</math> This implies that <math>c = 7.</math> We therefore have <math>g = 45.</math> So, our answer is <math>\boxed{\textbf{(C)}\ 45} | + | We do this because for 9 chests there are 2 empty and if 9 were in each 9 multiplied by 2 is 18 left. |
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+ | Therefore, <math>6c+3 = 9c-18.</math> This implies that <math>c = 7.</math> We therefore have <math>g = 45.</math> So, our answer is <math>\boxed{\textbf{(C)}\ 45}</math>. | ||
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+ | ==Video Solution== | ||
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+ | ~savannahsolver | ||
==See Also== | ==See Also== |
Latest revision as of 22:05, 7 March 2022
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Problem
Starting with some gold coins and some empty treasure chests, I tried to put 9 gold coins in each treasure chest, but that left 2 treasure chests empty. So instead I put 6 gold coins in each treasure chest, but then I had 3 gold coins left over. How many gold coins did I have?
Solution
We can represent the amount of gold with and the amount of chests with . We can use the problem to make the following equations:
We do this because for 9 chests there are 2 empty and if 9 were in each 9 multiplied by 2 is 18 left.
Therefore, This implies that We therefore have So, our answer is .
Video Solution
~savannahsolver
See Also
2017 AMC 8 (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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