# Math

posted by .

A bookworm finds itself on page 1 of volume 1 and begins eating straight through to the last page of volume 5.If each book is 6 centimeters thick,including the front and back covers,which are half a centimeter each what is the distance the bookworm travels?

I think the problem is flawed because the number of pages are not given. Since the bookworm eats TO the last page (not through the last page), there is no way to calculate the thickness of the last page.

The books are 6 cm -0.5cm (front cover) - 0.5 cm (back cover) = 5 cm thick for the pages.
Starting on page 1 of vol 1, the bookworm will eat 5 cm + 0.5 for the back cover = ??

vol 2 = front cover + book + back cover = 0.5 cm + 5 cm + 0.5 cm= ??

vol 3 = same as vol 2 = ??

vol 4 = same as vol 2 = ??

vol 5 = front cover of 0.5 cm + all pages except the last page (the problem says the bookworm eats TO the last page, not through the last page.) So he/she eats 0.5 cm for front cover + [5 cm x (# pages - 1)/# pages)] =??

Add them together if you know the # pages that make up 5 cm OR if you want to interpret the question as eating through the last page of volume 5, you can see how that is done.

## Similar Questions

1. ### alg

the thickness of a book is determined by the thickness of its cover and its pages. the front and back covers of a book like this one are each about 3 mm thick and every 25 pages adds an additional millimeter to the thickness. let nb …
2. ### English

Can someone please tell me the format of a COVER page in MLA. I'm looking in my 6th edition book and I find title page but not cover page. I beleive the title goes 1/3 page down, then may 10 lines or so your name, then at the bottom …
3. ### algebra

A student opens a math book to two facing pages.The product of the page numbers is 210.Find the page numbers. The first page is _________ The second page is________
4. ### Math/Algebra

A student opens a mathematics book to two facing pages. The product of the page number is 420. Find the page numbers. The first page is ____ The second page is ____
5. ### math

The 20 leaves of a 40-page book are numbered 1 through 40. The first and last leaves are ripped out. What is the sum of the remaining page numbers?
6. ### algebra

A student opens a mathematics book to two facing pages. The product of the page number is 2352. Find the page numbers. The first page is__________ The secnd page is__________
7. ### math

the printed matter on a 18 by 22 centimeter page of a book must cover 96 square centimeters.If all margins are to be the same width, how wide should they be?
8. ### algebra

the printed matter on a 10 by 16 centimeter page of a book must cover 40 square centimeters. if all margins are to be the same width, how wide should they be?
9. ### English

__________ is/are located at the top of each page in the dictionary and tell you the first and last word on the page. A. Front matter B. Back matter C. Entries D. Guide words D
10. ### Algebra

A page of print containing 144 square centimeters of printed region has a margin of 4 and 1/2 centimeters at the top and bottom and a matgin of 2 centimeters at the sides. What are the dimensions of the oage if the width across the …

More Similar Questions