Pear Tree
  • Carly goes outside on a beautiful spring morning and notices 24 white blossoms on a pear tree in her front yard. The next day, she counts the blossoms and realizes that the number of blossoms on the tree is the previous day’s total divided by one-half. On the third day, she realizes that the number of blossoms is the previous day’s total divided by one-half. Once again, on the fourth and fifth days, she realizes that the number of blossoms is the previous day’s total divided by one-half. How many total blossoms are on the tree on the fifth day?

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Contest problems and answers provided by:

David Rock
rock_david@colstate.edu
Columbus State University

Doug Brumbaugh
brumbad@pegasus.cc.ucf.edu
University of Central Florida