# Difference between revisions of "2021 AMC 10B Problems/Problem 1"

## Problem

How many integer values of $x$ satisfy $|x|<3\pi$?

$\textbf{(A)} ~9 \qquad\textbf{(B)} ~10 \qquad\textbf{(C)} ~18 \qquad\textbf{(D)} ~19 \qquad\textbf{(E)} ~20$

## Solution 1

Since $3\pi$ is about $9.42$, we multiply 9 by 2 for the numbers from $1$ to $9$ and the numbers from $-1$ to $-9$ and add 1 to account for the zero to get $\boxed{\textbf{(D)}\ ~19}$~smarty101 and edited by Tony_Li2007

## Solution 2

$3\pi \approx 9.4.$ There are two cases here.

When $x>0, |x|>0,$ and $x = |x|.$ So then $x<9.4$

When $x<0, |x|>0,$ and $x = -|x|.$ So then $-x<9.4$. Dividing by $-1$ and flipping the sign, we get $x>-9.4.$

From case 1 and 2, we know that $-9.4 < x < 9.4$. Since $x$ is an integer, we must have $x$ between $-9$ and $9$. There are a total of $$9-(-9) + 1 = \boxed{\textbf{(D)}\ ~19} \text{ integers}.$$

-PureSwag

## Solution 3

$|x|<3\pi$ $\iff$ $-3\pi. Since $\pi$ is approximately $3.14$, $3\pi$ is approximately $9.42$. We are trying to solve for $-9.42, where $x\in\mathbb{Z}$. Hence, $-9.42 $\implies$ $-9\leq x\leq9$, for $x\in\mathbb{Z}$. The number of integer values of $x$ is $9-(-9)+1=19$. Therefore, the answer is $\boxed{\textbf{(D)}19}$.

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## Solution 4

Looking at the problem, we see that instead of directly saying $x$, we see that it is $|x|.$ That means all the possible values of $x$ in this case are positive and negative. Rounding $\pi$ to $3$ we get $3(3)=9.$ There are $9$ positive solutions and $9$ negative solutions. $9+9=18.$ But what about zero? Even though zero is neither negative nor positive, but we still need to add it into the solution. Hence, the answer is $9+9+1=18+1=\boxed{\textbf{(D)}19}$.

~DuoDuoling0

~savannahsolver

~IceMatrix

-Interstigation

## See Also

 2021 AMC 10B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) Preceded byFirst Problem Followed byProblem 2 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
 2021 AMC 12B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) Preceded byFirst Problem Followed byProblem 2 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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