Working through three AMC 8 problems

My younger son was working on some problems from the 2004 AMC 8 today. Here’s a link to that contest:

The 2004 AMC 8 on Art of Problem Solving’s site

I love using the old AMC problem to give the kids a little variety in the types of problems they see. Today we talked through three of them.

The first problem we talked about was #12

Problem 12

Here’s what my son had to say about that problem:

The next problem was #18:

Problem 18 copy

Here’s what he had to say about that problem:

 

Finally we talked through problem #22:

Problem 22

Here’s what he had to say about that problem:

Definitely a fun morning. I love the old AMC 8 problems because they are both challenging and accessible. Going over the problems that the boys struggle with always leads to fun discussions.

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