algebra
posted by MIKE11 on .
A Science instrutor assigns his student one second of home work..the first week of school,two seconds. the second week four seconds, the third.if the student asked whether he would agree to this weekly homework doubling for the duration of the 36week school year.how much homework in hours would this plan require in week 36? Please EXPLAIN.

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The Below Answers did not gives me enough clear view on how to solve this problem.You input would be a big help..Thanks!

WK  SEC
1  1
2  2
3  4
4  8
5  16
6  32
7  64
8  128
9  256
10  512
11  1024
12  2048
13  4096
14  8192
15  16384
16  32768
17  65536
18  131072
19  262144
20  524288
As you can see  you'd spend 524,288 seconds on homework in week 20. That's over 8,738 minutes or 145.6 hours.
Continue doubling the seconds until you reach week 36. 
I continued doubling the seconds untill i got to week 36..The week 36 shows me 3.435974e+10..I don't know if it was an error? Sorry, please more help.

It must be an error. Probably your calculator can't handle this many digits.
You can type your numbers into the Google search box. It can handle numbers with any number of digits.
http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy&hl=en&source=hp&q=524%2C288+*+2&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=253a85f0f6bc4b61 
Thank you Ms. Sue,
I'm greatful for your help here..week 36 finally came down to 34359738368..So how do i get the minutes or the hours answer, just like you did in week 20?? Please show me your work? 
You're welcome.
Since there are 60 seconds in a minute, and 60 minutes in an hour, divide your number of seconds by 360 to find the number of hours. 
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