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Distance Time | AIME I, 2012 | Question 4

Try this beautiful problem from the American Invitational Mathematics Examination, AIME, 2012 based on Distance Time.

Distance Time – AIME 2012


When they meet at the milepost, Sparky has been ridden for n miles total. Assume Butch rides Sparky for a miles, and Sundance rides for n-a miles. Thus, we can set up an equation, given that Sparky takes \(\frac{1}{6}\) hours per mile, Butch takes \(\frac{1}{4}\) hours per mile, and Sundance takes \(\frac{2}{5}\) hours per mile.

  • is 107
  • is 279
  • is 840
  • cannot be determined from the given information

Key Concepts


Time

Distance

Speed

Check the Answer


Answer: is 279.

AIME, 2012, Question 4

Problem Solving Strategies by Arther Engel

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After meeting at milepost, Sparky for n miles. Let Butch with Sparky for a miles Sundance with Sparky for n-a miles.

Then
\(\frac{a}{6} + \frac{n-a}{4}\) = \(\frac{n-a}{6} + \frac{2a}{5}\) implies that \(a = \frac{5}{19}n\)

Then integral value of n is 19 and a = 5 and \(t = \frac{13}{3}\) hours that is 260 minutes. Then \(19 + 260 = {279}\).

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Logic and speed | AIME I, 2008 | Question 3

Try this beautiful problem from the American Invitational Mathematics Examination I, AIME I, 2008 based on Logic and Speed.

Logic and Speed – AIME I, 2008


Ed and Sue bike at equal and constant rates and they swim at equal and constant rates. The same way they jog at equal and constant rates. ed covers 74 kms after biking for 2 hrs, jogging for 3 hrs and swimming for 4 hrs while sue covers 91 kms after jogging for 2 hrs swimming for 3 hrs and biking for 4 hrs. Their biking jogging and swimming rates are whole numbers of km/hr, find the sum of the squares of Ed’s biking jogging and swimming rates.

  • is 107
  • is 314
  • is 840
  • cannot be determined from the given information

Key Concepts


Logic

Speed

Integers

Check the Answer


Answer: is 314.

AIME I, 2008, Question 3

Elementary Number Theory by David Burton

Try with Hints


Let a,b, c be biking jogging and swimming rates then 2a+3b+4c=74 first eqn and 4a+2b+3c=91 second eqn subtracting second from first eqn gives 2a-b-c=17 third eqn

third eqn multiplied by 3 + first eqn gives 8a+c=125 gives \(a \leq 15\) third eqn multiplied by 4 +first eqn gives 10a-b=142 gives \(a \gt 14\)

then a=15 and b=8, c=5 and \(a^{2} +b^{2} + c^{2}\)=225+64+25=314.

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Time and Distance Problem from AMC 8: Problem 6 – 2018

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Competency in Focus: Time and Distance calculation

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American Mathematical Contest 2018, AMC 8 Problem 6

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Basic Time and Distance problem with an easy interpretation from AMC 8 – 2018 – Problem 6

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