2018 AMC 12A Problems/Problem 2

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Problem

While exploring a cave, Carl comes across a collection of $5$-pound rocks worth $$14$ each, $4$-pound rocks worth $$11$ each, and $1$-pound rocks worth $$2$ each. There are at least $20$ of each size. He can carry at most $18$ pounds. What is the maximum value, in dollars, of the rocks he can carry out of the cave?

$\textbf{(A) } 48 \qquad \textbf{(B) } 49 \qquad \textbf{(C) } 50 \qquad \textbf{(D) } 51 \qquad \textbf{(E) } 52$

Solution

The answer is just $3\cdot 18=54$ minus the minimum number of rocks we need to make $18$ pounds, or \[54-4=\boxed{50.}\]

See Also

2018 AMC 12A (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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