Hello, I just want to know what they want me to do because i don't really understand the question.
(iv) in total from the end of the nth day to the end of the 2nd day. Simplify your answer.
These are the question it asks before;
17. The training programme of a pilot requires him to fly 'circuits' of an airfeild. Each day he flies 3 more circuits than the day before. On the fifth day he flew 51 circuits.
Calculate how many circuits he flew:
(i) on the first day
(ii) in total by the end of the fifth day
(iii) in total by the end of the nth day.
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idk lol
just try ur best lol

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well thanks, but I have to say that doesn't help much!

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This is just a complicated way of writing compound interest.

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Oh, do you have the answer for (iii)? That one'll give you the formula for the rest, because it's the formula a for 'nth', or any day.

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Ok. I got the question before that fine- answer is \[\frac{ 2 }{ n }(3n +1)\]

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So thats the answer to (iii)

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When they say 2nth, do I times the whole thing by two? Because thats what I understand it to mean.

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So stick the number of days in the formula as 'n' and work it out.

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Ohhh I see

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So I would put in 2?

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sorry I was just trying to help :(

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Haha, no worries. btw, who doesnt like horses?!

- anonymous

I am still not understanding what to do I am afraid.

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btw I hope no one doesn't like horses I love them I do riding actually

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Question one, 'n' is one.
Question two, 'n' is five.

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Ok, yeah. I go those answers fine.

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got* sorry

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The answer is \[\frac{ n }{ 2 }(9n+1)\]
can someone just explain how they got that please?

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i am not that sure sry... :(

- anonymous

it is asking you to figure out how many flights the pilot made each day

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No I mean the last one,where it wants me to calculate how many circuits he flew in total from the end of the nth day to the end of the 2nth day it says. I am not sure how to do that

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Oh I just noticed I had a typo in the question there. It was meant to be what I said now- sorry!

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so 2nth day not 2nd day

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It tells you how many flights were done on the 5th day right?

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Yes

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14

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and it says each day was 3 flights more than the prior day.
So to figure out how many flights were done the day before what should you do, add or subtract?

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subtract the difference

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14? I read it to say that there were 51 flights on the fifth day.
So, yes. Subtract 3 from 51, and 3 from that answer to count backwards to the first day

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I...I have no clue why I typed 51 there.....

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ok, so there were 14 flights on the fifth day, still subtract by 3 for each day

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There is all the questions directly from the textbook. I am stuck on (iv)

- anonymous

Ok

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ok, n= some number like an X in algebra.
It is asking from some day to the end of the second day. So which day comes before the second day?

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first day..a

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yes, the first day. So how many were flown on the first and second day?

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so 2+ 5 = 7?

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2 on first day, 5 on 2nd

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Yes, good job

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Ok?

- anonymous

ok

- anonymous

No, but that isnt the answer

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Why isn't it the answer?

- anonymous

Well the answer in the textbook is \[\frac{ n }{ 2 }(9n+1)\]

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give me a minute to think about that

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Did you look at the picture I sent? I am afraid I made a few mistakes when typing it out (sorry!) so that might help

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yes I did

- anonymous

Ok good.

- anonymous

That answer doesn't look correct for this problem. Are you sure you have the right answer for the right problem? Double check

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OK checking...

- anonymous

Thats definitely the right one. Even got my mother to check :)

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The questions before those I had no problem with.

- anonymous

If we look at day two and place a 2 where the n is that would indicate that there were 19 flights on the second day, and we know that isn't the case.
You will have to ask the teacher. Good luck

- anonymous

Actually, I am home-schooled. I am the teacher! But no worries I will figure it out. :D Thanks for your time! I appreciate your trying.

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