## In the game of Dubblefud, red chips, blue chips and green chips are each worth $$2, 4$$ and $$5$$ points respectively.

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### In the game of Dubblefud, red chips, blue chips and green chips are each worth $$2, 4$$ and $$5$$ points respectively.

by BTGmoderatorLU » Sat Oct 08, 2022 5:35 pm

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In the game Dubblefud, red chips, blue chips and green chips are each worth in $$2, 4$$ and $$5$$ points respectively. In a certain selection of chips, the product of the point values is $$16,000.$$ If the number of blue chips in this selection equals the number of green chips, how many red chips are in the selection?

A. $$1$$
B. $$2$$
C. $$3$$
D. $$4$$
E. $$5$$

The OA is A

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### Re: In the game of Dubblefud, red chips, blue chips and green chips are each worth $$2, 4$$ and $$5$$ points respectivel

by regor60 » Wed Nov 02, 2022 9:36 am
Set the numbers of blue and green chips equal to X and the number of red chips equal to Y.

So 2^Y * 4^X*5^X = 16000, or

2^Y * 2^2X * 5^X = 2^4 * 2^3 * 5^3, or

2^(Y+2X)*5^X = 2^7 *5^3. So

X=3 and (Y+2*3)=7, so

Y=1=number of red chips

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### Re: In the game of Dubblefud, red chips, blue chips and green chips are each worth $$2, 4$$ and $$5$$ points respectivel

by [email protected] » Thu Dec 01, 2022 11:06 am
BTGmoderatorLU wrote:
Sat Oct 08, 2022 5:35 pm
Source: Magoosh

In the game Dubblefud, red chips, blue chips and green chips are each worth in $$2, 4$$ and $$5$$ points respectively. In a certain selection of chips, the product of the point values is $$16,000.$$ If the number of blue chips in this selection equals the number of green chips, how many red chips are in the selection?

A. $$1$$
B. $$2$$
C. $$3$$
D. $$4$$
E. $$5$$

The OA is A
Breaking 16,000 into prime factors, we have:

16,000 = 16 x 1,000 = 2^4 x 10^3 = 2^4 x 2^3 x 5^3 = 2^7 x 5^3

Since there are an equal number of blue chips and green chips, there must be 3 blue chips and 3 green chips (notice that the green chips are worth 5 points each and we have 5^3 as a factor). Since the blue chips are worth 4 points each, we know that we have 4^3 blue chips, and, since 4^3 = 2^6, there must be 1 red chip so that 2^6 x 2 = 2^7.