Math word problem
posted by Paula .
Which would you rather be paid for 12 days  $100 per day for the 12 days or one dollar for the first day, $2.00 the second, $4.00 the third, $8.00 the fourth, etc., up to and including the 12th day?

1 + 2 + 4 + 8 + 16 + 32 + 64 + 128 + 256 + 512 + 1,024 + 2,048