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In a certain brick wall , each row of bricks above the bottom row contains one less brinck thatn the row just below it. if there are 5 rows in a ll and a total of 75 bricks inthe wall ,how many bricks does the bottom row contain?
A.14
B. 15
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n+(n-1)+(n-2)+(n-3)+(n-4) = 75
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Right..... :thanks
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Another easy way:

75/5=15. Middle row has 15

Two rows below has 17.

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Oh yes!! that was very easy one..
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stoolfi wrote:
Another easy way:

75/5=15. Middle row has 15

Two rows below has 17.


lol interesting shortcut!

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