# SOLUTION: Big Al, the ape, ate 100 bananas from May 1 through May 5. Each day he ate 6 more bananas than the previous day. How many did he eat on May 5th? a) 20 b) 22 c) 30 d) 32 e) 34

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Miscellaneous Word Problems Question 288042: Big Al, the ape, ate 100 bananas from May 1 through May 5. Each day he ate 6 more bananas than the previous day. How many did he eat on May 5th? a) 20 b) 22 c) 30 d) 32 e) 34Answer by toidayma(44)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let the number of banana he ate on May 1 is x. We have the number of banana he ate on May 2 is x +6 the number of banana he ate on May 3 is x +6*2 the number of banana he ate on May 4 is x +6*3 the number of banana he ate on May 5 is x +6*4 Totally he ate 5x + 6*(1+2+3+4) = 5x + 60, since this equals to 100, then we have 5x + 60 = 100 or x = 8 (bananas).