Posted by kennisha on Monday, July 25, 2011 at 6:24pm.
a catering company has 15 customers orders during its first month. for each month afterward the company has double the number of orders of the previous month. how many orders in total did the company fill in its first year?

math  Ms. Sue, Monday, July 25, 2011 at 6:27pm
One way to solve this problem is simply to keep doubling the numbers.
1  15
2  30
3  60
4  120
5  240
etc.
Be sure to add your numbers together to find the total orders for the year.

math  kennisha, Monday, July 25, 2011 at 6:31pm
but would i have to use the geometric series to find this out

math  Reiny, Monday, July 25, 2011 at 6:31pm
looks like a GS where
a = 15
r = 2
n = 12
S₁₂ = 15(2^12  1)/(21)
= 61425

math  kennisha, Monday, July 25, 2011 at 6:32pm
ok thanks you

math  kennisha, Monday, July 25, 2011 at 6:54pm
but when i did it i got 30720

math  Ms. Sue, Monday, July 25, 2011 at 7:41pm
In month 12, there were 30,720 customer's orders.
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