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A King in ancient times agreed to reward the inventor of chess with one grain of wheat on the first of the 64 squares of a chess board. On the second square the King would place two grains of wheat, on the third square, four grains of wheat, and on the fourth square eight grains of wheat. If the amount of wheat is doubled in this way on each of the remaining squares, what is the total weight in tons of all the wheat that will be placed on the first 54 squares? (Assume that each grain of wheat weighs 1/7000 pound. Remember that 1 tone=2000 lbs.) The total weight of the wheat that will be placed on the first 54 squares is___ tons.

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A King in ancient times agreed to reward the inventor of chess
with one grain of wheat on the first of the 64 squares of a chess
board. On the second square the King would place two grains of
wheat, on the third square, four grains of wheat, and on the
fourth square eight grains of wheat. If the amount of wheat is
doubled in this way on each of the remaining squares, how many
grains of wheat should be...

One
gram of wheat on the first of 64 squares of a chess board . On the
second square two grams of wheat , on the third square four grams
of wheat , on the fourth square eight grams of wheat , the amount
doubled for each remaining square, how many grains of wheat should
be placed on square 14 ? Also the total number of grains of wheat
on the board at the time and their total weight in...

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