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# 2017-04-24 Intermediate

The last digit of 2 is 2.

The last digit of $$2^2$$ is $$2+2$$.

The last digit of $$2^{2^2}$$ is $$2+2+2$$.

The last digit of $$2^{2^{2^2}}$$ is $$\text{_________} .$$

$$ABCD$$ and $$A'BC'D$$ are both rectangles with side lengths $AD = A'D = 2,\quad AB =A'B = 6.$ Find the area of shaded region (to 2 decimal places).

The following is a conversation between Gabriel and Heather:

Gabriel: "I am thinking of two distinct single-digit numbers. Can you guess the sum of these two numbers?"
Heather: "No. Can you give me a clue?"

Gabriel: "The last digit of the product of the two numbers is your house number."
Heather: "Now I know the sum of the two numbers."

So, what is the sum of the two numbers?

Note: It is possible that the product of the two numbers is a single-digit.

What is the diameter of the semicircle in the diagram below?

Note: The diagram is not drawn to scale.

A bead slides under the pull of gravity, $$g,$$ down a frictionless wire segment in the shape of the curve $$y = e^{-x}$$, where $$x$$ is the horizontal direction and $$y$$ is the vertical direction. The bead starts from rest at $$(x,y) = (0,1)$$.

The time it takes for the particle to travel between $$x=a$$ and $$x=b$$ can be expressed as

$\large{t_{a,b} = \frac{1}{\sqrt{2g}} \int_a^b \sqrt{\frac{1 + P e^{Q x}}{1 + R e^{S x} }}\,dx},$

where $$P,Q,R,$$ and $$S$$ are integers.

Determine $$P + Q + R + S.$$

Note: The constant $$e$$ is Euler's number.

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