Posted by **Americal** on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 7:56pm.

A worm up a wall 20 feet high. Each day he climbs 5 feet at night he slips down 4 feet. How many days will it take the snail to get to the top of the wall. Thanks help!

- Math -
**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 7:58pm
Day 1: 0 + 5 - 4 = 1 foot

Day 2: 1 + 1 = 2 feet

And so on.

However -- watch what happens on day 15.

- Math -
**hamza**, Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 7:58pm
20 days:)

- Math -
**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 8:01pm
Hamza is wrong.

Make a chart as I did.

Watch what happens on day 16.

- Math -
**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 8:02pm
Hint: It goes up 5 feet a day.

## Answer this Question

## Related Questions

- math - A snail climbs a wall that is 16 feet high. Each day the snail climbs 5 ...
- 4 grade - A snail climbs up a wall 20 feet high. Each day the snail climbs 5 ...
- math - A snail begins climbing from the bottom of a well that is 10 feet deep. ...
- math - A worm is at the bottom of a 12- foot wall. Every day it crawls up 3 feet...
- math 5th grade - A snail is crawling up the side of a wall that is 3 meters high...
- year 8 math - a snail is at the bottom of an empty trough with walls 40cm high. ...
- liberal arts - A turtle is at the bottom of a 13 foot well. Each day it crawls ...
- Math - A turtle is at the bottom of a 12 foot well. Each day it crawls up 3 feet...
- math - mrs.Ayer is painting the outside of her son's toy box =, including the ...
- math - An ant is at the bottom of a 12-foot deep well and is trying to get to ...