posted by .

A snailis trying to climb up a cup left by some students that littered.Each hour the snail slithers up 2`` but when he is tired he sleeps and slides 1``.

How many hours until he reaches the top of the cup with a height of 10 is this an integer question?

  • math -

    Problems of this kind can be readily solved by the simple case of 2" in which case the snail gets out in 1 hour.
    How much more time it takes him to climb an extra inch? Extra 8 inches?

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. math

    A snail climbs a wall that is 16 feet high. Each day the snail climbs 5 feet, but each night it slips back down 3 feet. How many days will it take for the snail to get to the top of the wall
  2. math

    A koala sleeps an average of 22 hours each day about how many hours does a koala sleeps in a year?
  3. math

    2 hours after a given drug has been administered there is only 75% of it left in the body. a. What percentage of it leaves the body every hour (find the hourly decay rate)?
  4. math 5th grade

    A snail is crawling up the side of a wall that is 3 meters high. Each day, he crawls up 40cm. The first night, he slips back down 2cm; the second night he slips down 4cm; the third night he slips down 6cm; and so on at the same rate.(He …
  5. Math

    If a snail can move 3/10 of a meter every 1/12 hour, what is the speed of the snail in meters per hour?
  6. physics

    indicate the direction and select the total displacement of A caterpillar tries to climb straight up a wall two meters high, but for every 2 cm up it climbs, it slides down 1 cm. Eventually, it reaches the top. When it reaches the …
  7. Physics

    Determine the direction of frictional forces (left, right, up down) for the objects: 1) A cup resting on top of a car. The car is moving and accelerating to the right. Up - This one I'm not sure but I think up because the frictional …
  8. algebra 2

    A snail is at the bottom of a well that is 24 feet deep. The snail can climb 2 inches each hour, but then falls back 1 inch. How many hours will it take the snail to crawl out of the well?
  9. math

    A tourist starts to walk up a mountain path that is 31 miles long at the rate of 4 miles per hour. After walking for a while, he gets tired and decides to get a taxi. The taxi gets him to the top travelling at a constant speed of 50 …
  10. Algebra

    Ann sleeps 8 hours per night. Write an expression for the number of hours Ann sleeps in n nights

More Similar Questions