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September 10th, 2007, 04:57 PM  #1 
Joined: Sep 2007 Posts: 2 Thanks: 0  Snail problem... find the equation algebrically..
A snail decides to climb a 12 meter well. Every day, he climbs 3 meters in the daytime and slides 2 meters at night. After how many days will he finally arrive at the other side of the well? 
September 10th, 2007, 05:43 PM  #2  
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What do you have so far?  
September 11th, 2007, 01:36 PM  #3  
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September 11th, 2007, 04:10 PM  #4 
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Suppose that the rate at which the snail traveled decreased at a nonconstant rate depending upon how long he had been traveling, and also depending upon the amount of salt being poured on him? :P

September 11th, 2007, 04:42 PM  #5  
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September 11th, 2007, 05:05 PM  #6  
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September 12th, 2007, 12:49 PM  #7  
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H(n)=3+(n1), where H is height after n days. Since you want H(n)=10, I think you can do the rest.  
September 12th, 2007, 01:38 PM  #8 
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11 day

September 12th, 2007, 04:00 PM  #9  
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October 2nd, 2007, 11:20 AM  #10  
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