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# Picking Apples

There once was a man who liked to pick apples from his big old apple tree. On the first day he picked 1 apple, on the second he picked 2 apples, on the third he picked 4 apples. On the fourth he picked 8 apples. If this pattern continues, then how many days will it take him to pick 67,108,864 apples???

### Hint

The operation I'd use:1X1 = 1

1X2 = 2

2X2 = 4

4X2 = 8

### Answer

It will take 27 daysHide Hint Show Hint Hide Answer Show Answer

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Wow, that is one heck of an apple tree! Where can I get one? :-)

After 26 days he had picked 67 108 863 apples and he had to go back the next day for 1 more? HA!

Jimbo - after 26 days he picked 33,554,432 apples... but yeah, Ultimatehorse, that must be quite a tree!! (I thought it was a trick and that the answer would be 'never - no tree could have that many apples'

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