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===Solution 3===
 
===Solution 3===
We can easily find out she makes <math>2*20-1 = 39</math> widgets on Day <math>20</math>. Then, we make the sum of <math>1,3, 5,......,35,37,39</math> by adding <math>(1+39)+(3+37)+(5+35)+...+(19+21)</math> which have 10 pairs <math>40</math>. So The sum of <math>1,3,5, ........ 39</math> is <math>(40*10)</math> = \boxed{\textbf{(D)}~400}$ ----LarryFlora
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We can easily find out she makes <math>2*20-1 = 39</math> widgets on Day <math>20</math>. Then, we make the sum of <math>1,3, 5,......,35,37,39</math> by adding <math>(1+39)+(3+37)+(5+35)+...+(19+21)</math> which have 10 pairs <math>40</math>. So The sum of <math>1,3,5, ........ 39</math> is is <math>(40*10)= \boxed{\textbf{(D)}~400}</math> ----LarryFlora
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==

Revision as of 13:37, 5 July 2021

Problem

On her first day of work, Janabel sold one widget. On day two, she sold three widgets. On day three, she sold five widgets, and on each succeeding day, she sold two more widgets than she had sold on the previous day. How many widgets in total had Janabel sold after working $20$ days?

$\textbf{(A) }39\qquad\textbf{(B) }40\qquad\textbf{(C) }210\qquad\textbf{(D) }400\qquad \textbf{(E) }401$

Solutions

Solution 1

First, we have to find how many widgets she makes on Day $20$. We can write the linear equation $y=-1+2x$ to represent this situation. Then, we can plug in $20$ for $x$: $y=-1+2(20)$ -- $y=-1+40$ -- $y=39$ The sum of $1,3,5, ........ 39$ is $\dfrac{(1 + 39)(20)}{2}= \boxed{\textbf{(D)}~400}$

Solution 2

The sum is just the sum of the first $20$ odd integers, which is $20^2=\boxed{\textbf{(D)}~400}$

Solution 3

We can easily find out she makes $2*20-1 = 39$ widgets on Day $20$. Then, we make the sum of $1,3, 5,......,35,37,39$ by adding $(1+39)+(3+37)+(5+35)+...+(19+21)$ which have 10 pairs $40$. So The sum of $1,3,5, ........ 39$ is is $(40*10)= \boxed{\textbf{(D)}~400}$ ----LarryFlora

See Also

2015 AMC 8 (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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Problem 8
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Problem 10
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