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    You begin a new job in which you make children’s toys. Because you improve as you learn how to do your work, each day you can make 2 more toys than the previous day. If you started work on Monday and you made 45 toys during the 5-day work week, how many toys did you make on Thursday?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sri340 View Post
    You begin a new job in which you make children’s toys. Because you improve as you learn how to do your work, each day you can make 2 more toys than the previous day. If you started work on Monday and you made 45 toys during the 5-day work week, how many toys did you make on Thursday?
    Suppose on monday, you made x toys..

    then on tuesday, you made x+2 toys

    on wednesday, you made (x+2)+2 = x+4 toys

    on thursday, you made (x+4)+2=x+6 toys

    on friday you made (x+6)+2 = x+8 toys..

    during the 5-day work week(monday to friday), you made 45 toys means

    x+ x+2 + x+4 + x+6 + x+8 = 45

    So, the number of toys you made on thursday would be....
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