Math

Hello,

I'm trying to find the following sequence that relates to the number of ways that paving stones can be laid to make a 3-foot-wide path using 3-foot
by 1-foot stones.

This is a very complex problem, and I'd appreciate a little help to start me off in the right direction, or some links to a similar problem. I know Dr. Math has a link, but can someone give me another?

Thank you. Have a good weekend :]

  1. 👍 0
  2. 👎 0
  3. 👁 196
  1. Maybe I'm missing something -- but I only see two ways of laying these stones to make a 3-foot-wide path. I assume you don't want to cut these stones so you must lay them perpendicular to the sides of the path.

    You either lay them in rows of three across -- with the 1-foot long sides parallel with the sides of the path -- or each stone is placed the other way with the 3-foot long sides parallel with the sides of the path.

    1. 👍 0
    2. 👎 0
    👩‍🏫
    Ms. Sue
  2. I misstated the previous answer. Sorry.

    You either lay them in rows of three across -- with the 3-foot-long sides parallel with the sides of the path or each stone is placed the other way with the 1-foot-long sides parallel with the sides.

    1. 👍 0
    2. 👎 0
    👩‍🏫
    Ms. Sue

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. algebra

    Describe the pattern in each sequence and determine the next term of the sequence. 11, 17, 23, 29, … The pattern in each sequence is that after each sequence, the number is added by 6. The next term of the sequence would be 35.

  2. Algebra ASAP

    pls pls help out A geometric sequence begins 36, 9, 9/4, 9/16, 9/64, . . . . (a) Find the common ratio r for this sequence. r = (b) Find a formula for the nth term an of the sequence. an = (c) Find the tenth term of the sequence.

  3. Math

    How many ways can 3 students be chosen from a class of 20 to represent their class at a banquet? (1 point) 6,840 3,420 1,140 2,280 15. You and 3 friends go to a concert. In how many different ways can you sit in the assigned

  4. Math

    1. Find the sum of the first five terms of the sequence 2/3, 2, 6, 18, ..... My answer is 242. Am I right? 2. Which of these two sequences form a geometric sequence: 2x, 4x-2, 6x-4, ..... OR x+1, 2x+2, 5x+1, .....? Find the

  1. Quick math help

    Find the tenth term of the sequence: -6,1,8... Is it 57? For the sequence:2,4,8,16 the value of s4 is____. Is it 8? Find the 7th term of the sequence: 1,2,4,... Is it 64? Which term of this sequence is 275? 5,10,15,... Is it 1357?

  2. Math-please check

    1. Write a rule for the sequence. 8, -1, -10, -19... A. Start with 8 and add -9 repeatedly B. star with -9 and add 8 repeatedly C. start with 8 and add 9 repeatedly D. start with 8 and subtract -9 repeatedly--- 3. What is the 7th

  3. Trigonometry

    A calculator is broken so that the only keys that still work are the sin, cos, tan, cot, sin^-1, cos^-1, and tan^-1 buttons. The display initially shows 0. In this problem, we will prove that given any positive rational number q,

  4. maths

    each of the students in a class writes a dirrerent 2 digit number on the whiteboard. the teacher claims that no matter what the students write, there will be at least three numbers on the whiteboard whose digits have the same sum.

  1. URGET!!

    DOING A 20 QUESTION MATH TEST AND GOT STUCK ON THESE PROBLEMS!!:( 1.find the three terms in the sequence 30,22,14,6,.... 2.write a rule for the sequence 4,8,16,32 3.find the first-four terms of the sequence represented by the

  2. math master need your help

    what is next number in the sequence 12,6,4,3,2,12/5,... and 1,4,15,40,85,156,259,400,585,... also show the sequence scheme,kindly and ur last answer was wrong as 43 it was 49 for 43^2082

  3. Algebra 1 Honors

    Write an equation for the nth term of the arithmetic sequence. Then graph the first five terms in the Sequence. -3,-8,-13,-18 I got 5n-8 as my formula. Then plugged 5 in for n and got 17 for the 5th number in the sequence. Is this

  4. math

    Four accounting majors, two economics majors, and three marketing majors have interviewed for five different positions with a large company. Find the number of different ways that five of these could be hired. One accounting

You can view more similar questions or ask a new question.