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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

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  1. it will take 8 days for the snail to reach the top.

    5-3+5-3+5-3+5-3+5-3+5-3+5-3+5-3= 16

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  2. Day 1: 0+5=5
    Night 1: 5-3=2
    Day 2: 2+5=7
    Night 2: 7-3=4
    Day 3: 4+5=9
    Night 3: 9-3=6
    Day 4: 6+5=11
    Night 4: 11-3=8
    Day 5: 8+5=13
    Night 5: 13-3=10
    Day 6: 10+5=15
    Night 6: 15-3=12
    Day 7: 12+5=17
    The snail is now out of the well.

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