2014 AMC 10A Problems/Problem 6
- The following problem is from both the 2014 AMC 12A #4 and 2014 AMC 10A #6, so both problems redirect to this page.
Problem
Suppose that cows give gallons of milk in days. At this rate, how many gallons of milk will cows give in days?
Solution 1
We need to multiply by for the new cows and for the new time, so the answer is , or .
Solution 2
We plug in , , , , and . Hence the question becomes "2 cows give 3 gallons of milk in 4 days. How many gallons of milk do 5 cows give in 6 days?"
If 2 cows give 3 gallons of milk in 4 days, then 2 cows give gallons of milk in 1 day, so 1 cow gives gallons in 1 day. This means that 5 cows give gallons of milk in 1 day. Finally, we see that 5 cows give gallons of milk in 6 days. Substituting our values for the variables, this becomes , which is .
Solution 3
We see that the the number of cows is inversely proportional to the number of days and directly proportional to the gallons of milk. So our constant is .
Let be the answer to the question. We have
Solution 3
The problem specifics "rate," so it would be wise to first find the rate at which cows produce milk. We can find the rate of work/production by finding the gallons produced by a single cow in a single day. To do this, we divide the amount produced by the number of cows and number of days
Now that we have the gallons produced by a single cow in a single day, we simply multiply that rate by the number of cows and the number of days
See Also
2014 AMC 10A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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Preceded by Problem 3 |
Followed by Problem 5 |
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All AMC 12 Problems and Solutions |
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