2018 AMC 12A Problems/Problem 6

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Problem

For positive integers $m$ and $n$ such that $m+10<n+1$, both the mean and the median of the set $\{m, m+4, m+10, n+1, n+2, 2n\}$ are equal to $n$. What is $m+n$?

$\textbf{(A) }20\qquad\textbf{(B) }21\qquad\textbf{(C) }22\qquad\textbf{(D) }23\qquad\textbf{(E) }24$

Solution

The mean and median are \[\frac{3m+4n+17}{6}=\frac{m+n+11}{2}=n,\]so $3m+17=2n$ and $m+11=n$. Solving this gives $\left(m,n\right)=\left(5,16\right)$ for $m+n=\boxed{21}$. (trumpeter)


See Also

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Problem 5
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Problem 7
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