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==Problem== | ==Problem== | ||
− | Consider the statement, "If <math>n</math> is not prime, then <math>n-2</math> is prime." Which of the following values of <math>n</math> is a counterexample to this statement | + | Consider the statement, "If <math>n</math> is not prime, then <math>n-2</math> is prime." Which of the following values of <math>n</math> is a counterexample to this statement? |
<math>\textbf{(A) } 11 \qquad \textbf{(B) } 15 \qquad \textbf{(C) } 19 \qquad \textbf{(D) } 21 \qquad \textbf{(E) } 27</math> | <math>\textbf{(A) } 11 \qquad \textbf{(B) } 15 \qquad \textbf{(C) } 19 \qquad \textbf{(D) } 21 \qquad \textbf{(E) } 27</math> |
Revision as of 22:38, 14 February 2019
- The following problem is from both the 2019 AMC 10B #2 and 2019 AMC 12B #2, so both problems redirect to this page.
Problem
Consider the statement, "If is not prime, then is prime." Which of the following values of is a counterexample to this statement?
Solution
Since a counterexample must be when n is not prime, n must be composite, so we eliminate A and C. Now we subtract 2 from the remaining answer choices, and we see that the only time is prime is when , which is .
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minor edit (the inclusion of not) by AlcBoy1729
See Also
2019 AMC 10B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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All AMC 10 Problems and Solutions |
2019 AMC 12B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | |
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Followed by Problem 3 |
1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12 • 13 • 14 • 15 • 16 • 17 • 18 • 19 • 20 • 21 • 22 • 23 • 24 • 25 | |
All AMC 12 Problems and Solutions |
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