Cynthia Lanius

        A Mathematics Fantasy -

        The Million $ Mission

      Part 2


      Pay with First Option - Week 1
      Day No.
      Pay for that Day
      Total Pay (In Dollars)
      1
      .01
      .01
      2
      .02
      .03
      3
      .04
      .07
      4
      .08
      .15
      5
      .16
      .31
      6
      .32
      .63
      7
      .64
      1.27

      So you've worked a whole week and only made $1.27. That's pretty awful, all right. There's no way to make a million in a month at this rate. Right? Let's check out the second week. Fill out the second table.

       

      Pay with First Option - Week 2
      Day No.
      Pay for that Day
      Total Pay (In Dollars)
      8
       
       
      9
       
       
      10
       
       
      11
       
       
      12
       
       
      13
       
       
      14
       
       

      Check your answer and proceed with the story.

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