## Solution for problem 94 Chapter 1.5

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Intermediate Algebra for College Students | 6th Edition

A thief steals a number of rare plants from a nursery. On the way out, the thief meets three security guards, one after another. To each security guard, the thief is forced to give one-half the plants that he still has, plus 2 more. Finally, the thief leaves the nursery with 1 lone palm. How many plants were originally stolen?

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Quiz 6 Solutions Name: You have 15 minutes to complete the quiz. A calculator and scratch paper is permitted but no other materials or electronic devices (including your phone). SHOW YOUR WORK! P 1. Find the value of the geometric series 3 k=2 5▯1 Solution 1: What you need are the values of a and r. If you set then k 5k▯1 a is the ▯rst term a = a = 9 2 5 ak+1 3k+=5k 3k+1 5k▯1 3 r is the ratio of successive terms k == 3 =5▯1= 5k ▯ 3k = 5 P P The formul

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