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2015 Stanford-Math League

MATHTournament
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August, 2015 Grade

Individual Questions
Each question is worth 10 points. Calculators are PROHIBITED.
#1.

(Time Limit: 7 minutes) If x and y are complex numbers with xy(x + y) 0 and 1 1 = 1 ,
x y
x y
y
what is the value of x + ?
y
x

#2.

(Time Limit: 7 minutes) Triangle ABC is inscribed in a circle. If AB = 2 and mACB = 120, what
is the length of a diameter of this circle?

#3.

(Time Limit: 7 minutes) If a + b = 12 and ab = 2, what is the value of a4 a3 + b4 b3?

#4.

(Time Limit: 7 minutes) How many positive integers less than 2015 cannot be written as the
difference between the squares of two integers?

#5.

(Time Limit: 7 minutes) Two circles have radii with respective


lengths 1 and 3. The distance between the centers of the circles is
8. What is the length of a common internal tangent line segment
drawn between the two circles, as shown on the right?

#6.

(Time Limit: 7 minutes) If 0 < x < y < 1 and |2x 3y + 1| + (3x y + m)2 = 0, what are all possible
values of m?

#7.

(Time Limit: 7 minutes) In trapezoid ABCD, AB = 3, BC = 5, and CD = 7,


as shown. If mBCE = mDCE, what is the value of the ratio AE:ED?

#8.

(Time Limit: 7 minutes) Using only $5 bills, Mike gives away a total of $100 to 5 friends A, B, C,
D, and E so each friend receives at least $10. In how many ways can Mike do this?

#9.

(Time Limit: 7 minutes) If x and y are positive numbers less than 1, what is the probability that x,
y, and 0.5 could be the lengths of the three sides of a triangle?

#10.

(Time Limit: 7 minutes) If 3 n 3000, for how many integral values of n is 14 + 24 + 34 + . . . + n4


an integral multiple of 3?

Answers
8-9 Ind.

(10 points each)

#1.

-1

#2.

4 3
3

#3.

17 936

#4.

504

#5.

4 3

#6.

-2 < m < 1
3

#7.

2:7

#8.

1001

#9.

5
8

#10. 999

Answers
8-9 Ind.

(10 points each)

#1.

-1

#2.

4 3
3

#3.

17 936

#4.

504

#5.

4 3

#6.

-2 < m < 1
3

#7.

2:7

#8.

1001

#9.

5
8

#10. 999