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Problem 1174. Wheat on a chessboard pt 2

Created by Robert Turner

If a chessboard were to have wheat placed upon each square such that x grains were placed on the first square and each successive square after had y times the amount of grains as the square before. How many grains of wheat would be on the chessboard at the finish?

Assume the chess board is n by n squares.

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23 correct solutions 17 incorrect solutions
Last solution submitted on Apr 16, 2014

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