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− | This is a geometric sequence in which the common ratio is 2. To find the jump that would be over a 1000 meters, | + | This is a geometric sequence in which the common ratio is 2. To find the jump that would be over a 1000 meters, we note that <math>2^{10}=24</math>. |
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− | However, because <math>2^0</math> and not <math>2^1</math> | + | However, because the first term is <math>2^0=1</math> and not <math>2^1=2</math>, the solution to the problem is <math>10-0+1=\boxed{\textbf{(C)}\ 11th}</math> |
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Revision as of 19:47, 27 November 2013
Problem
The Incredible Hulk can double the distance he jumps with each succeeding jump. If his first jump is 1 meter, the second jump is 2 meters, the third jump is 4 meters, and so on, then on which jump will he first be able to jump more than 1 kilometer?
Solution
This is a geometric sequence in which the common ratio is 2. To find the jump that would be over a 1000 meters, we note that .
However, because the first term is and not , the solution to the problem is
See Also
2013 AMC 8 (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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