# Difference between revisions of "2021 AMC 10B Problems/Problem 17"

## Problem

Ravon, Oscar, Aditi, Tyrone, and Kim play a card game. Each person is given 2 cards out of a set of 10 cards numbered $1,2,3, \dots,10.$ The score of a player is the sum of the numbers of their cards. The scores of the players are as follows: Ravon--11, Oscar--4, Aditi--7, Tyrone--16, Kim--17. Which of the following statements is true? $\textbf{(A) \ }\text{Ravon was given card 3.} \qquad \textbf{(B) \ }\text{Aditi was given card 3.} \qquad \textbf{(C) \ }\text{Ravon was given card 4.} \qquad \textbf{(D) \ }\text{Aditi was given card 4} \qquad$ $\textbf{(E) \ }\text{Tyrone was given card 7}$

## Solution

Oscar must be given 3 and 1, so we rule out $\textbf{(A) \ }$ and $\textbf{(B) \ }$. If Tyrone had card 7, then he would also have card 9, and then Kim must have 10 and 7 so we rule out $\textbf{(E) \ }$. If Aditi was given card 4, then she would have card 3, which Oscar already had. So the answer is $\boxed{ \textbf{(C) \ }\text{Ravon was given card 4.}}$

~smarty101 and smartypantsno_3

## Solution 2

Oscar must be given 3 and 1. Aditi cannot be given 3 or 1, so she must have 2 and 5. Similarly, Ravon cannot be given 1, 2, 3, or 5, so he must have 4 and 7, and the answer is $\boxed{ \textbf{(C) \ }\text{Ravon was given card 4.}}$.

-SmileKat32

~ pi_is_3.14

~IceMatrix

## See Also

 2021 AMC 10B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) Preceded byProblem 16 Followed byProblem 18 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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