Rescue! The Frog

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A frog is at the bottom of a 30 meter well. Each day he summons enough energy for one 3 meter leap up the well. Exhausted, he then hangs there for the rest of the day. At night, while he is asleep, he slips 2 meters backwards. How many days does it take him to escape from the well?

Note: Assume after the first leap that his hind legs are exactly three meters up the well. His hind legs must clear the well for him to escape.

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    Each day he makes it up another meter, and then on the twenty seventh day he can leap three meters and climb out.

    leonard0_da_vinci Guru Answered on 11th August 2015.
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