2004 AMC 8 Favorite Problems

#22 – This is a good probability problem that uses a very common math competition problem solving skill – use an example to solve the problem.  In this case, allowing 8 people to attend the party makes for a very simple solution.  I have also included algebraic solution as well.

#24 – A very common method of solving Geometry problems is to use information about the area of a triangle or quadrilateral to find the height of the shape.  This problem is a great example of that.

#25 – This Geometry problem brings together multiple concepts all at once.  It looks at overlapping squares, 45-45-90 triangles and area of circles.  Check out my solution:


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