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Calendar Problem | PRMO 2016 Problem No: 3

Try this beautiful Calendar Problem from PRMO 2016.

Calendar Problem - PRMO 2016 Problem 3

The date index of a date is defined as (12 × month number + day number). Three events each with a frequency of once in 21 days, 32 days and 9 days, respectively, occurred simultaneously for the first time on July 31, 1961 (Ireland joining the European Economic Community). Find the date index of the date when they occur simultaneously for the eleventh time.

Key Concepts

LCM of numbers

Calendar

Number of months in a year

Suggested Book | Source | Answer

Excursion in mathematics

PRMO 2016 Problem 3

115

Try with Hints

What is the LCM of 21, 32,9.

It is 2016

Observe that the event will occur in multiples of 2016 days.

Now 2016 is divisible by 12

Hence in a year There are 12 months. Hence they will occur on the same date and time but in a different year

Try this beautiful Calendar Problem from PRMO 2016.

Calendar Problem - PRMO 2016 Problem 3

The date index of a date is defined as (12 × month number + day number). Three events each with a frequency of once in 21 days, 32 days and 9 days, respectively, occurred simultaneously for the first time on July 31, 1961 (Ireland joining the European Economic Community). Find the date index of the date when they occur simultaneously for the eleventh time.

Key Concepts

LCM of numbers

Calendar

Number of months in a year

Suggested Book | Source | Answer

Excursion in mathematics

PRMO 2016 Problem 3

115

Try with Hints

What is the LCM of 21, 32,9.

It is 2016

Observe that the event will occur in multiples of 2016 days.

Now 2016 is divisible by 12

Hence in a year There are 12 months. Hence they will occur on the same date and time but in a different year

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