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**ItallionStallion** I know how to determine the sum of a geometric sequence. But I had missed school and this question kinda throws me off balance a bit.

An oil well produces 25 000 barrels of oil during its first month of production. Suppose its production drops by 5% each month.

A) estimate the total production before the well runs dry.

B) explain how you estimated the total production in part a, identify any assumptions you have made. Explain how the assumptions affect the estimate.