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#1 2023-04-19 17:56:33

coolboyx12
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Sequences problem (Help please).

Each year, the average temperature of a region is increasing by 2.5degrees Celsius. If the average temperature recorded in 2014 was 27degrees Celsius, what will be the average temperature in the 10th year?


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#2 2023-04-19 18:10:01

Jai Ganesh
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Re: Sequences problem (Help please).

Hi coolboyx12,


It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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#3 2023-04-21 03:47:14

coolboyx12
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Re: Sequences problem (Help please).

Hi Ganesh, i also arrived to the same conclusion as you but my book say's the answer is 28 degrees Celsius, is there a flaw in mine and your calculations?


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#4 2023-04-21 12:08:30

Jai Ganesh
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Re: Sequences problem (Help please).

Hi coolboyx12,

I am unable to decipher the book answer at 28 degrees Celsius.


It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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#5 2023-04-21 21:05:29

coolboyx12
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Re: Sequences problem (Help please).

Hi Ganesh, then maybe the book was wrong, also thanks for answering.

Last edited by coolboyx12 (2023-04-21 21:05:54)


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#6 2023-04-22 00:24:19

Bob
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Re: Sequences problem (Help please).

I'm getting 49.5

28 must be an error.

But, .... not a very realistic question ... 2.5 every year is serious global warming!

Bob


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#7 2023-04-22 19:15:42

coolboyx12
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Re: Sequences problem (Help please).

Well, i guess i just have to stick to 49.5, thanks for answering, and yeah bob it's serious global warming, this is a significant increase in temperature, but it is not enough to cause immediate death for most people. However, such a significant increase in temperature would have severe consequences for the environment and the planet, including more frequent and intense heat waves, droughts, wildfires, and other extreme weather events. It could also have negative impacts on agriculture, biodiversity, and human health, among other things. Therefore, it is important to take action to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to prevent such a scenario from happening. big_smile


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#8 2023-04-29 11:00:06

cheetahflycello
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Re: Sequences problem (Help please).

The average temperature in the 10th year will be 52 degrees Celsius.

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