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anonymous
 5 years ago
i know it seems long but it the info being given :S
please help, thanks :)
A branching plant has stems, nodes, leaves and buds.
there are 7 leaves at each node and at each node, 2 new stems grow. at the end of each final stem, there is a bud
one plant with 3 stages of nodes has 15 stems, 7 nodes, 49 leaves and 8 buds.
qs: how do i show that the number of leaves on one of those plants with n stages of nodes there are?
a formula given is 7(2^n1)
thanks :)
anonymous
 5 years ago
i know it seems long but it the info being given :S please help, thanks :) A branching plant has stems, nodes, leaves and buds. there are 7 leaves at each node and at each node, 2 new stems grow. at the end of each final stem, there is a bud one plant with 3 stages of nodes has 15 stems, 7 nodes, 49 leaves and 8 buds. qs: how do i show that the number of leaves on one of those plants with n stages of nodes there are? a formula given is 7(2^n1) thanks :)

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i kno, but its the info

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0srry this s damn complicated but still i l think n when i cm up with an ans i wl tel u

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0its alright thanks tho sweetznchillz, at least you bothered to try :)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok well looks like you have the formula already this might help you understand where it comes from there is an original bud which yields a stem which yields a node. This node produces 1 bud, 2 stems and 7 leaves (stage 1) those 2 stems each produce a node which produce 1 bud,2 stems and 7 leaves this is stage 2 and so on Leaves diagram: 3 stages 49 leaves 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so for that answer i have to draw something similar to this???

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0im not sure, do they want you to use the formula to answer a question or do you have to describe the whole process

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well the actual qs says: show that the number of leaves on one of these plants with n stages of nodes is 7(2^n1)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok then yes use the diagram notice each stage can be represented as power of 2 stage 1: 2^0 stage2: 2^1 stage 3: 2^2 sum = 2^3  1
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