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<math>\textbf{(A) } \text{Arn}\qquad\textbf{(B) }\text{Bob}\qquad\textbf{(C) }\text{Cyd}\qquad\textbf{(D) }\text{Dan}\qquad \textbf{(E) }\text{Eve}</math> | <math>\textbf{(A) } \text{Arn}\qquad\textbf{(B) }\text{Bob}\qquad\textbf{(C) }\text{Cyd}\qquad\textbf{(D) }\text{Dan}\qquad \textbf{(E) }\text{Eve}</math> | ||
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The five numbers which cause people to leave the circle are <math>7, 14, 17, 21,</math> and <math>27.</math> | The five numbers which cause people to leave the circle are <math>7, 14, 17, 21,</math> and <math>27.</math> | ||
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Problem 3
Students Arn, Bob, Cyd, Dan, Eve, and Fon are arranged in that order in a circle. They start counting: Arn first, then Bob, and so forth. When the number contains a 7 as a digit (such as 47) or is a multiple of 7 that person leaves the circle and the counting continues. Who is the last one present in the circle?
Solution 1
The five numbers which cause people to leave the circle are and
The most straightforward way to do this would be to draw out the circle with the people, and cross off people as you count.
Assuming the six people start with , Arn counts so he leaves first. Then Cyd counts , as there are numbers to be counted from this point. Then Fon, Bob, and Eve, count, and respectively, so last one standing is Dan. Hence, the answer would be .
See Also
2018 AMC 8 (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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Followed by Problem 4 | |
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