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You're a big fan of a new reality series, "Singing Celebration." Contestants from around the country compete to be

celebrated as the best singer. Scores are ranked highest to lowest. Those singers falling in the lowest half of the rankings are eliminated. The first season started with 64 contestants. If half of the contestants are eliminated each week, for how many weeks will the program air? Producers have already decided that next season will be 4 weeks longer than this season.

What equation can be written to find the number of weeks the program airs?

What equation can be written to find the number of contestants needed for the second season?

How many weeks will the show's first and second season air respectively?

How many contestants will first and second season start out with respectively?

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