# Difference between revisions of "2020 AMC 10A Problems/Problem 16"

## Problem

A point is chosen at random within the square in the coordinate plane whose vertices are $(0, 0), (2020, 0), (2020, 2020),$ and $(0, 2020)$. The probability that the point is within $d$ units of a lattice point is $\tfrac{1}{2}$. (A point $(x, y)$ is a lattice point if $x$ and $y$ are both integers.) What is $d$ to the nearest tenth$?$

$\textbf{(A) } 0.3 \qquad \textbf{(B) } 0.4 \qquad \textbf{(C) } 0.5 \qquad \textbf{(D) } 0.6 \qquad \textbf{(E) } 0.7$

## Solution

We consider an individual one by one block.

If we draw a quarter of a circle from each corner, the area covered by the circles should be $0.5$. Because of this, and the fact that there are four circles, we write

$$4 * \frac{1}{4} * \pi r^2 = \frac{1}{2}$$.

Solving for $r$, we obtain $r = \frac{1}{\sqrt{2\pi}}$, where with $\pi \approx 3$, we get $r = \frac{1}{\sqrt{6}}$, and from here, we simplify and see that $r \approx 0.4 \implies {\textbf{(B) } 0.4.}$

## See Also

 2020 AMC 10A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) Preceded byProblem 15 Followed byProblem 17 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 10 Problems and Solutions

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