# 2021 April MIMC 10

## Problem 1

What is the sum of $2^{3}-(-3^{4})-3^{4}+1$?

$\textbf{(A)} ~-155 \qquad\textbf{(B)} ~-153 \qquad\textbf{(C)} ~7 \qquad\textbf{(D)} ~9 \qquad\textbf{(E)} ~171$

## Problem 2

Okestima is reading a $150$ page book. He reads a page every $\frac{2}{3}$ minutes, and he pauses $3$ minutes when he reaches the end of page 90 to take a break. He does not read at all during the break. After, he comes back with food and this slows down his reading speed. He reads one page in $2$ minutes. If he starts to read at $2:30$, when does he finish the book?

$\textbf{(A)} ~4:33 \qquad\textbf{(B)} ~5:30 \qquad\textbf{(C)} ~5:33 \qquad\textbf{(D)} ~6:30 \qquad\textbf{(E)} ~7:33$

## Problem 3

Find the number of real solutions that satisfy the equation $(x^2+2x+2)^{3x+2}=1$.

$\textbf{(A)} ~0 \qquad\textbf{(B)} ~1 \qquad\textbf{(C)} ~2 \qquad\textbf{(D)} ~3 \qquad\textbf{(E)} ~4$

## Problem 4

Stiskwey wrote all the possible permutations of the letters $AABBCCCD$ ($AABBCCCD$ is different from $AABBCCDC$). How many such permutations are there?

$\textbf{(A)} ~420 \qquad\textbf{(B)} ~630 \qquad\textbf{(C)} ~840 \qquad\textbf{(D)} ~1680 \qquad\textbf{(E)} ~5040$

## Problem 5

5. Given $x:y=5:3, z:w=3:2, y:z=2:1$, Find $x:w$.

$\textbf{(A)} ~3:1 \qquad\textbf{(B)} ~10:3 \qquad\textbf{(C)} ~5:1 \qquad\textbf{(D)} ~20:3 \qquad\textbf{(E)} ~10:1$

## Problem 6

A worker cuts a piece of wire into two pieces. The two pieces, $A$ and $B$, enclose an equilateral triangle and a square with equal area, respectively. The ratio of the length of $B$ to the length of $A$ can be expressed as $a\sqrt[b]{c}:d$ in the simplest form. Find $a+b+c+d$.

$\textbf{(A)} ~9 \qquad\textbf{(B)} ~10 \qquad\textbf{(C)} ~12 \qquad\textbf{(D)} ~14 \qquad\textbf{(E)} ~15$

## Problem 7

Find the least integer $k$ such that $838_k=238_k+1536$ where $a_k$ denotes $a$ in base-$k$.

$\textbf{(A)} ~12 \qquad\textbf{(B)} ~13 \qquad\textbf{(C)} ~14 \qquad\textbf{(D)} ~15 \qquad\textbf{(E)} ~16$

## Problem 8

In the morning, Mr.Gavin always uses his alarm to wake him up. The alarm is special. It always rings in a cycle of ten rings. The first ring lasts $1$ second, and each ring after lasts twice the time than the previous ring. Given that Mr.Gavin has an equal probability of waking up at any time, what is the probability that Mr.Gavin wakes up and end the alarm during the tenth ring?

$\textbf{(A)} ~\frac{511}{1023} \qquad\textbf{(B)} ~\frac{1}{2} \qquad\textbf{(C)} ~\frac{512}{1023} \qquad\textbf{(D)} ~\frac{257}{512} \qquad\textbf{(E)} ~\frac{129}{256}$

## Problem 9

Find the largest number in the choices that divides $11^{11}+13^2+126$.

$\textbf{(A)} ~1 \qquad\textbf{(B)} ~2 \qquad\textbf{(C)} ~4 \qquad\textbf{(D)} ~8 \qquad\textbf{(E)} ~16$

## Problem 10

If $x+\frac{1}{x}=-2$ and $y=\frac{1}{x^{2}}$, find $\frac{1}{x^{4}}+\frac{1}{y^{4}}$.

$\textbf{(A)} ~-2 \qquad\textbf{(B)} ~-1 \qquad\textbf{(C)} ~0 \qquad\textbf{(D)} ~1 \qquad\textbf{(E)} ~2$

## Problem 11

How many factors of $16!$ is a perfect cube or a perfect square?

$\textbf{(A)} ~158 \qquad\textbf{(B)} ~164 \qquad\textbf{(C)} ~180 \qquad\textbf{(D)} ~1280 \qquad\textbf{(E)} ~3000$

## Problem 12

Given that $x^2-\frac{1}{x^2}=2$, what is $x^{16}-\frac{1}{x^{8}}+x^{8}-\frac{1}{x^{16}}$?

$\textbf{(A)} ~1120 \qquad\textbf{(B)} ~1180 \qquad\textbf{(C)} ~3780 \qquad\textbf{(D)} ~840\sqrt{2} \qquad\textbf{(E)} ~1260\sqrt{2}$

## Problem 13

Given that Giant want to put $12$ green identical balls into $3$ different boxes such that each box contains at least two balls, and that no box can contain $7$ or more balls. Find the number of ways that Giant can accomplish this.

$\textbf{(A)} ~0 \qquad\textbf{(B)} ~6 \qquad\textbf{(C)} ~7 \qquad\textbf{(D)} ~8 \qquad\textbf{(E)} ~19$

## Problem 14

James randomly choose an ordered pair $(x,y)$ which both $x$ and $y$ are elements in the set $\{1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15\}$, $x$ and $y$ are not necessarily distinct, and all of the equations: $$x+y$$ $$x^2+y^2$$ $$x^4+y^4$$ are divisible by $5$. Find the probability that James can do so.

$\textbf{(A)} ~\frac{1}{25} \qquad\textbf{(B)} ~\frac{2}{45} \qquad\textbf{(C)} ~\frac{11}{225} \qquad\textbf{(D)} ~\frac{4}{75} \qquad\textbf{(E)} ~\frac{13}{225}$

## Problem 15

Paul wrote all positive integers that's less than $2021$ and wrote their base $4$ representation. He randomly choose a number out the list. Paul insist that he want to choose a number that had only $2$ and $3$ as its digits, otherwise he will be depressed and relinquishes to do homework. How many numbers can he choose so that he can finish his homework?

$\textbf{(A)} ~30 \qquad\textbf{(B)} ~62 \qquad\textbf{(C)} ~64 \qquad\textbf{(D)} ~84 \qquad\textbf{(E)} ~126$

## Problem 16

Find the number of permutations of $AAABBC$ such that at exactly two $A$s are adjacent, and the $B$s are not adjacent.

$\textbf{(A)} ~21 \qquad\textbf{(B)} ~22 \qquad\textbf{(C)} ~23 \qquad\textbf{(D)} ~24 \qquad\textbf{(E)} ~25$

## Problem 17

The following expression $$\sum_{k=1}^{60} {60 \choose k}+\sum_{k=1}^{59} {59 \choose k}+\sum_{k=1}^{58} {58 \choose k}+\sum_{k=1}^{57} {57 \choose k}+\sum_{k=1}^{56} {56 \choose k}+\sum_{k=1}^{55} {55 \choose k}+\sum_{k=1}^{54} {54 \choose k}+...+\sum_{k=1}^{3} {3 \choose k}-2^{10}$$ can be expressed as $x^{y}-z$ which both $x$ and $y$ are relatively prime positive integers. Find $2^{x}(xy+2x+z)$.

$\textbf{(A)} ~4632 \qquad\textbf{(B)} ~4844 \qquad\textbf{(C)} ~4860\qquad\textbf{(D)} ~4864 \qquad\textbf{(E)} ~8960$

## Problem 18

What can be a description of the set of solutions for this: $x^{2}+y^{2}=|2x+|2y||$?

$\textbf{(A)}$ ~Two overlapping circles with each area $2\pi$ \qquad

$\textbf{(B)}$ ~Four not overlapping circles with each area $4\pi$ \qquad

$\textbf{(C)}$ ~There are two overlapping circles on the right of the $y$-axis with each area $2\pi$ and the intersection area of two overlapping circles on the left of the $y$-axis with each area $2\pi$ \qquad

$\textbf{(D)}$ ~Four overlapping circles with each area $4\pi$ \qquad

$\textbf{(E)}$ ~There are two overlapping circles on the right of the $y$-axis with each area $4\pi$ and the intersection area of two overlapping circles on the left of the $y$-axis with each area $4\pi$.

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