Cynthia Lanius

            A Mathematics Fantasy -

            The Million $ Mission

          Part 5


           

          Pay with First Option - Week 4
          Day No.
          Pay for that Day
          Total Pay (In Dollars)
          22
          20 971.51
          41 943.03
          23
          41 943.04
          83 886.07
          24
          83 886.08
          167 772.15
          25
          167 772.16
          335 544.31
          26
          335 544.32
          671 088.63
          27
          671 088.64
          1 342 177.27
          28
          1 342 177.28
          2 684 354.55

          Hold it! Look what has happened. What's going on here? We went from $21 000 to over a million in 6 days. This can't be right. Let me check the calculations. No, I can't find any mistakes. This is amazing. Look how fast this pay is growing. Let's keep going. I can't wait to see what the total will be.

           

          Pay with First Option
          Day No.
          Pay for that Day
          Total Pay (In Dollars)
          29
           
           
          30
           
           

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