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Friday, January 29, 2010

Family Math Night

We went to Family Math Night yesterday. It was really fun. We went from room to room and did different math games.
Here is the problem Brother was working on, that BTW he solved and I could not:
Foolish Farmer Logan gives his son Fred lollipops to get him to help around the farm. He needs his help to plant and tend the spring garden, so he's thought of this foolhardy plan:
"I'll give Fred one lollipop on the first day, and, for the other days, I'll give him as many lollipops as I've given on all the previous days plus one more."
How many lollipops will Foolish Farmer Logan give away on the 12th day?

6 comments:

I have a good life said...

That sounds like such a fun night! :) Go, Brother! He is one smart kid, for sure!

AeroRob said...

2048

Caroline said...

I don't like math. There's a reason I was an English major.

Good job, Brother!

The Tall and Short of it said...

I did it, I did it!!!!!!!! That's a lot of lollipops !! You made my night pretty lady!! I got 2048. I can now go to our Family Math Night with confidence on Tuesday!! =)

Yvonne said...

I think I need to go back to school ; (

I used to LOVE math.

Playful Professional said...

Oh good I'm glad someone else put the answer to the questoin in the comments or else I would've been frustrated knowing if I got the right answer or not :)