A pile of newspaper was 17 3/4 inches high. Each consecutive week for the next 5 weeks the height of pile increase by 8 7/12 inches. What is the height in inche
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Answer: the height in inches, of the pile after 3 weeks is 34 11/12 inches
Stepbystep explanation:
Each consecutive week for the next 5 weeks the height of pile increase by 8 7/12 inches. Converting 8 7/12 inches to improper fraction, it becomes 103/12 inches. The height is increasing in an arithmetic progression. The formula for determining the nth term of an arithmetic sequence is expressed as
Tn = a + (n  1)d
Where
a represents the first term of the sequence.
d represents the common difference.
n represents the number of terms in the sequence.
From the information given,
a = 17 3/4= 71/4 inches
d = 103/12 inches
n = 3 weeks
the height in inches, of the pile after 3 weeks, T3. Therefore,
T3 = 71/4 + (3  1)103/12
T3 = 71/4 + 2 × 103/12 = 71/4 + 103/6
T3 = 419/12 inches = 34 11/12 inches