I found this problem on mathworld.com. It is a classic problem so I am hoping some body here must have seen it before.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Consider a checkerboard with 64 squares. If you put 1 penny on the first box, 2 pannies on the second box, 4 pennies on the third one and continue to do this until you fill the whole checker board.

How much total money you need to fill all 64 boxes? I find it to be 1.84 X 10^5 trillion dollars!

How much total money is needed to fill only 32 squares? my answer: 42.9 million

I just want to know if these numbers seems reasonable.

Thanks,

Gamma.

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