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<math>\textbf{(A) } 245 \qquad \textbf{(B) } 593 \qquad \textbf{(C) } 929 \qquad \textbf{(D) } 1331 \qquad \textbf{(E) } 1332</math> | <math>\textbf{(A) } 245 \qquad \textbf{(B) } 593 \qquad \textbf{(C) } 929 \qquad \textbf{(D) } 1331 \qquad \textbf{(E) } 1332</math> | ||
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− | + | Let <math>1<k<2</math> be the unique solution in this range. Note that <math>ck</math> is also a solution as long as <math>ck < c+1</math>, hence all our solutions are <math>k, 2k, ..., bk</math> for some <math>b</math>. This sum <math>420</math> must be between <math>\frac{b(b+1)}{2}</math> and <math>\frac{(b+1)(b+2)}{2}</math>, which gives <math>b=28</math> and <math>k=\frac{420}{406}=\frac{30}{29}</math>. Plugging this back in gives <math>a=\frac{29 \cdot 1}{30^2} = \frac{29}{900} \implies \boxed{\textbf{C}}</math>. | |
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Revision as of 16:27, 2 February 2020
Problem 25
The number , where and are relatively prime positive integers, has the property that the sum of all real numbers satisfying is , where denotes the greatest integer less than or equal to and denotes the fractional part of . What is ?
Solution
Let be the unique solution in this range. Note that is also a solution as long as , hence all our solutions are for some . This sum must be between and , which gives and . Plugging this back in gives .
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