Lab5 Ch8 (F11)

# Lab5 Ch8 (F11) - paid \$.01 on the second day \$.02 on the...

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Name _______________________________ Lab #5 – Chapter 8 – Applications of Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences Read each problem carefully and show your work! Write neatly and in pencil. 1) A brick staircase has a total of 40 steps. The bottom step has 88 bricks. Each successive step has two less bricks than the prior step. a) How many bricks are on the top (40 th ) step? b) How many bricks are in the entire staircase? 2) Suppose someone offers Melissa a job to work for 30 days. On the first day she will be
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Unformatted text preview: paid \$.01, on the second day \$.02, on the third day \$.04, on the fourth day \$.08, etc. If Melissa takes the job, how much is her total pay for the 30 days? 3) Which of the following options, A or B, will result in more (total) money? A: Receive \$1,000 on day 1, \$999 on day 2, \$998 on day 3, etc, ending after 1,000 days. B: Receive \$1 on day 1, \$2 on day 2, \$4 on day 3, etc, ending after 19 days. Option _________ will result in more (total) money....
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