2021 AMC 12B Problems/Problem 1

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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 and add 1 to get $\boxed{\textbf{(D)}\ ~19}$~smarty101

Solution 2

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

~ {TSun} ~

Video Solution by Punxsutawney Phil

https://youtube.com/watch?v=qpvS2PVkI8A

Video Solution by OmegaLearn (Basic Computation)

https://youtu.be/_C4ceJn6Iaw

Video Solution by Hawk Math

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzwxbsuSQ80

Video Solution by TheBeautyofMath

https://youtu.be/EMzdnr1nZcE

~IceMatrix

See Also

2021 AMC 12B (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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First Problem
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Problem 2
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All AMC 12 Problems and Solutions
2021 AMC 10B (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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First Problem
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Problem 2
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All AMC 10 Problems and Solutions

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