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OrbitalPower

## Main Question or Discussion Point

In python for the absolute beginner, we have this (page 28):

"If an alien has 3 heads, grows 1 more than double his total number of

heads, how many heads does the alien have?"

My formula is: (3 * 2) + 1

(For example, in this sequence, each sequential number is one more than double the next one: 2, 5, 11, 23, 47.)

but he gives (3 + 1) * 2 = 8. But he says one more than double his (current) total. So that seems incorrect.

Who is right?

"If an alien has 3 heads, grows 1 more than double his total number of

heads, how many heads does the alien have?"

My formula is: (3 * 2) + 1

(For example, in this sequence, each sequential number is one more than double the next one: 2, 5, 11, 23, 47.)

but he gives (3 + 1) * 2 = 8. But he says one more than double his (current) total. So that seems incorrect.

Who is right?