Problem #2064


Consider the dark square in an array of unit squares, part of which is shown. The first ring of squares around this center square contains $8$ unit squares. The second ring contains $16$ unit squares. If we continue this process, the number of unit squares in the $100^\text{th}$ ring is

[asy] unitsize(3mm); defaultpen(linewidth(1pt)); fill((2,2)--(2,7)--(7,7)--(7,2)--cycle, mediumgray); fill((3,3)--(6,3)--(6,6)--(3,6)--cycle, gray); fill((4,4)--(5,4)--(5,5)--(4,5)--cycle, black); for(real i=0; i<=9; ++i) { draw((i,0)--(i,9)); draw((0,i)--(9,i)); }[/asy]

$\textbf{(A)}\ 396 \qquad \textbf{(B)}\ 404 \qquad \textbf{(C)}\ 800 \qquad \textbf{(D)}\ 10,\!000 \qquad \textbf{(E)}\ 10,\!404$

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  • Reduce fractions to lowest terms and enter in the form 7/9.
  • Numbers involving pi should be written as 7pi or 7pi/3 as appropriate.
  • Square roots should be written as sqrt(3), 5sqrt(5), sqrt(3)/2, or 7sqrt(2)/3 as appropriate.
  • Exponents should be entered in the form 10^10.
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  • Complex numbers should be entered in rectangular form unless otherwise specified, like so: 3+4i. If there is no real component, enter only the imaginary component (i.e. 2i, NOT 0+2i).

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