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AMC/AIME Intersession Contest # 2: Algebra 1/8/2007

1. If 2+ √ x = 3, then x = √ 7 (C) 7 (D) 49 (E) 121

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2. Let f be a linear function with the properties that f (1) ≤ f (2), f (3) ≥ f (4), and f (5) = 5. Which of the following statements is true? (A) f (0) < 0 (B) f (0) = 0 (C) f (1) < f (0) < f (−1) (D) f (0) = 5 (E) f (0) > 5

3. If f (x) = ax4 − bx2 + x + 5 and f (−3) = 2, then f (3) = (A) − 5 (B) − 2 (C) 1 (D) 3 (E) 8

4. Given that 0 < a < b < c < d, which of the following is the largest? (A) a+b c+d (B) a+d b+c (C) b+c a+d (D) b+d a+c (E) c+d a+b

5. If f (x) = x(x+1) (x + 2)(x+3) then f (0) + f (−1) + f (−2) + f (−3) = (A) − 8/9 (B) 0 (C) 8/9 (D) 1 (E) 10/9

6. A function f from the integers to the integers is defined as follows:  n + 3 if n is odd, f (n) = n/2 if n is even. Suppose k is odd and f (f (f (k ))) = 27. What is the sum of the digits of k ? (A) 3 (B) 6 (C) 9 (D) 12 (E) 15

7. Consider the sequence 1, −2, 3, −4, 5, −6, ..., whose nth term is (−1)n+1 · n. What is the average of the first 200 terms of the sequence? (A) -1 (B) -0.5 (C) 0 (D) 0.5 (E) 1

8. Let f (x) be a function with the two properties: (a) for any two real numbers x and y , f (x + y ) = x + f (y ), (b) f (0) = 2. What is the value of f (1998)? (A) 0 (B) 2 (C) 1996 (D) 1998 (E) 2000

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such that a1 . a5 is a strictly increasing arithmetic progression with all terms prime. Find the sum of the first 2001 terms. Find t. When 68 is removed the arithmetic mean of the remaining numbers is 55. The sum of the first 1492 terms is 1985. a2 . 1 15. 13. 2. A sequence of positive integers includes the number 68 and has arithmetic mean 56. 2. 17. 2. such that A log200 5 + B log200 2 = C. 1. What number is placed in the square marked * ? ∗ 74 186 103 0 2 . with no common factor greater than 1. 1. 2. .. b. and the sum of the first 1985 terms is 1492. What is A + B + C ? (A) 6 (B) 7 (C) 8 (D) 9 (E) 10 10. . B and C . a4 . The vacant squares in the grid below are filled with positive integers so that there is an arithmetic progression in each row and each column. 20. satisfies an+2 = an+1 − an for n > 0. Let m and n be integers such that m2 + 3m2 n2 = 30n2 + 517. consists of ones separated by blocks of twos with n twos in the nth block. 19. 16. 14. The sequence 1. 1. 2. c + a is x3 + rx2 + sx + t = 0. a2 . The function f satisfies f (x) + f (x − 1) = x2 for all x. 2. 1. . m2 n + mn2 = 880. There exist positive integers A. 2. a3 . Suppose m and n are positive integers such that mn + m + n = 71.9. The sum of the first 1234 terms of this sequence is (A) 1996 (B) 2419 (C) 2429 (D) 2439 (E) 2449 11. 2. 2. The roots of x3 + 3x2 + 4x − 11 = 0 are a. The integer sequence a1 . Find the product of the real roots of the equation x2 + 18x + 30 = 2 x2 + 18x + 45. Find 3m2 n2 . 2. 2.. What is the largest number than can occur in the sequence? 18. 2. The equation with roots a + b. Find the sum of the roots of the polynomial x2001 + ( 2 − x)2001 . b + c. 2. a3 . find the remainder when f (94) is divided by 1000. find m2 + n2 . 2. c. 2. 2. If f (19) = 94. 1. √ 12. Find the smallest a5 . .