2021 AMC 10A Problems/Problem 11
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Problem
For which of the following integers is the base- number not divisible by ?
Solution 1
We have which is divisible by unless The only choice congruent to modulo is
~MRENTHUSIASM
Solution 2 (Easy)
Vertically subtracting we see that the ones place becomes 0, and so does the place. Then, we perform a carry (make sure the carry is in base !). Let . Then, we have our final number as
Now, when expanding, we see that this number is simply .
Now, notice that the final number will only be congruent to if either , or if (because note that would become , and would become as well, and therefore the final expression would become . Therefore, must be . Among the answers, only 8 is , and therefore our answer is
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Solution 3 (Educated Guess)
Note that choices are congruent to modulo respectively. Since only one of these choices is correct, we pick due to its uniqueness.
~MRENTHUSIASM
Video Solution (Simple and Quick)
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Video Solution
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBfRVYx64dA&list=PLexHyfQ8DMuKqltG3cHT7Di4jhVl6L4YJ&index=10
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Video Solution 3
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Video Solution by TheBeautyofMath
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See Also
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