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Greatest Positive Integer | AIME I, 1996 | Question 2

Try this beautiful problem from the American Invitational Mathematics Examination, AIME, 1996, Question 2, based on Greatest Positive Integer.

Try this beautiful problem from the American Invitational Mathematics Examination, AIME, 1996 based on Greatest Positive Integer.

Positive Integer – AIME I, 1996


For each real number x, Let [x] denote the greatest integer that does not exceed x,find number of positive integers n is it true that \(n \lt 1000\) and that \([log_{2}n]\) is a positive even integer.

  • is 107
  • is 340
  • is 840
  • cannot be determined from the given information

Key Concepts


Inequality

Greatest integer

Integers

Check the Answer


But try the problem first…

Answer: is 340.

Source
Suggested Reading

AIME I, 1996, Question 2

Elementary Number Theory by Sierpinsky

Try with Hints


First hint

here Let \([log_{2}n]\)=2k for k is an integer

\(\Rightarrow 2k \leq log_{2}n \lt 2k+1\)

\(\Rightarrow 2^{2k} \leq n \lt 2^{2k+1}\) and \(n \lt 1000\)

Second Hint

\(\Rightarrow 4 \leq n \lt 8\)

\(16 \leq n \lt 32\)

\(64 \leq n \lt 128\)

\(256 \leq n \lt 512\)

Final Step

\(\Rightarrow 4+16+64+256\)=340.

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