I'm really sorta embarassed that I've forgotten more about Algebra than I ever probably knew in the first place, so helping Amy with her homework is frustrating when she brings a question to dear OLD dad (as she shakes her head yes in agreement :hissyfit:) and I can't remember how to help her. So once again, I turn to my intelligent forum friends to lend the quadman (and Amy) a hand here. :dizzy:

Problem: The top row of a supermarket display contains 12 cans. Each successive row has 1 more can than the previous row. If the display has 18 rows, what is the total number of cans in the display? What they DON'T mention, is you'd have to be at least ten feet tall to even SEE that the top row had 12 cans! :crazy:

Thanks in advance for the assist guys....

Problem: The top row of a supermarket display contains 12 cans. Each successive row has 1 more can than the previous row. If the display has 18 rows, what is the total number of cans in the display? What they DON'T mention, is you'd have to be at least ten feet tall to even SEE that the top row had 12 cans! :crazy:

Thanks in advance for the assist guys....

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