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Zoey read <math>15</math> books, one at a time. The first book took her <math>1</math> day to read, the second book took her <math>2</math> days to read, the third book took her <math>3</math> days to read, and so on, with each book taking her <math>1</math> more day to read than the previous book. Zoey finished the first book on a monday, and the second on a Wednesday. On what day the week did she finish her <math>15</math>th book?
 
Zoey read <math>15</math> books, one at a time. The first book took her <math>1</math> day to read, the second book took her <math>2</math> days to read, the third book took her <math>3</math> days to read, and so on, with each book taking her <math>1</math> more day to read than the previous book. Zoey finished the first book on a monday, and the second on a Wednesday. On what day the week did she finish her <math>15</math>th book?
  
<math>\textbf{(A)}\ Sunday\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ Monday\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ Wednesday\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ Friday\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ Saturday</math>
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<math>\textbf{(A)}\ \text{Sunday}\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ \text{Monday}\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ \text{Wednesday}\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ \text{Friday}\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ \text{Saturday}</math>
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==See Also==
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Revision as of 11:04, 21 February 2016

Problem

Zoey read $15$ books, one at a time. The first book took her $1$ day to read, the second book took her $2$ days to read, the third book took her $3$ days to read, and so on, with each book taking her $1$ more day to read than the previous book. Zoey finished the first book on a monday, and the second on a Wednesday. On what day the week did she finish her $15$th book?

$\textbf{(A)}\ \text{Sunday}\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ \text{Monday}\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ \text{Wednesday}\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ \text{Friday}\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ \text{Saturday}$

See Also

2016 AMC 10B (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 3
Followed by
Problem 5
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All AMC 10 Problems and Solutions

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