Algebra 2 (1st Edition)

Published by McDougal Littell
ISBN 10: 0618595414
ISBN 13: 978-0-61859-541-9

Chapter 12 Sequences and Series - 12.2 Analyze Arithmetic Sequences and Series - 12.2 Exercises - Problem Solving - Page 808: 67



Work Step by Step

Let $x$ be the amount given away by the committee on the first day. Then, on the subsequent days, we have $x+(x+50)+(x+100)+(x+150)+(x+200)=1000$ The total sum of these 5 prize amounts is: $5x+500=1000$ This gives: $x=100$
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