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    Is this an exponential type question

    A group of people are asked ten questions, if they get 1 question right they get a £5, if the get two right they get £10, if they get 3 right they get £20.
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    Re: Is this an exponential type question

    That isn't a question at all. Are you trying to find something?

    The formula you'd need to express it does involve an exponent. You're going to have to be more specific.
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    Re: Is this an exponential type question

    Quote Originally Posted by David Green View Post
    A group of people are asked ten questions, if they get 1 question right they get a £5, if the get two right they get £10, if they get 3 right they get £20.
    It is exponential: 5\cdot 2^{n-1}.
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