2022 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 21
Contents
- 1 Problem
- 2 Solution 1 (Inequalities)
- 3 Solution 2 (Answer Choices)
- 4 Solution 3 (Cheap but overpowered)
- 5 Video Solution by Math-X (First understand the problem!!!)
- 6 Video Solution (🚀58 seconds. Straightforward Explanation.🚀)
- 7 Video Solution
- 8 Video Solution by OmegaLearn
- 9 Video Solution
- 10 Video Solution
- 11 Video Solution
- 12 Video Solution
- 13 Video Solution
- 14 See Also
Problem
Steph scored baskets out of attempts in the first half of a game, and baskets out of attempts in the second half. Candace took attempts in the first half and attempts in the second. In each half, Steph scored a higher percentage of baskets than Candace. Surprisingly they ended with the same overall percentage of baskets scored. How many more baskets did Candace score in the second half than in the first?
Solution 1 (Inequalities)
Let be the number of shots that Candace made in the first half, and let be the number of shots Candace made in the second half. Since Candace and Steph took the same number of attempts, with an equal percentage of baskets scored, we have In addition, we have the following inequalities: and Pairing this up with we see the only possible solution is for an answer of
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Solution 2 (Answer Choices)
Clearly, Steph made shots in total. Also, due to parity reasons, the difference between the amount of shots Candace made in the first and second half must be odd. Thus, we can just test 7, 9, and 11, and after doing so we find that the answer is
Solution 3 (Cheap but overpowered)
Steph made 75 percent of his shots in the first half. He makes all of his shots in the second half. The most baskets Candace could have made in the first half is 8 baskets. The most she could have made in the second half is 17 baskets. Steph makes 25 and misses 5 baskets and the only way for Candace to make 25 shots is to make 8 in the first half and 17 in the second. Thus,
Video Solution by Math-X (First understand the problem!!!)
https://youtu.be/oUEa7AjMF2A?si=gkFZrlmVOdkOwwTT&t=3793
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Video Solution by OmegaLearn
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