# MATH EXPONENTIAL HELP?

A concert hall has 32 rows of seats. There are 26 seats in the first row, 30 seats in the second row, 34 seats in the third row and 38 seats in the fourth row. If the price per concert ticket is $40 and all the seats are sold for the show, what will be the total sales for a one-night show?

### 4 Answers

- llafferLv 73 months agoFavourite answer
The number of seats in a row is an arithmetic sequence with the first term = 26 and the common difference = 4. We can use this generic equation for the n'th term of an arithmetic sequence to find an expression for each row of seats, given the row number:

a(n) = a + b(n - 1)

where:

a(n) is the number of seats in row "n"

a is the number of seats in the first row (26)

b is the common difference (4)

Substitute and simplify to get:

a(n) = 26 + 4(n - 1)

a(n) = 26 + 4n - 4

a(n) = 4n + 22

the sum of the first "n" terms of an arithmetic sequence can be found with:

S(n) = [ a + a(n)] n / 2

We have values and expressions for "a" and a(n). Substitute and simplify:

S(n) = (26 + 4n + 22) n / 2

S(n) = (4n + 48) n / 2

S(n) = 2(2n + 24) n / 2

S(n) = (2n + 24) n

S(n) = 2n² + 24n

There are 32 rows of seats, so solving for S(32) will tell us how many seats are in the hall:

S(32) = 2(32)² + 24(32)

S(32) = 2(1024) + 24(32)

S(32) = 2048 + 768

S(32) = 2816

And finally, at $40 per seat, you bring in:

2816 * 40 = $112,640 each night if all seats are sold.

- sepiaLv 73 months ago
A concert hall has 32 rows of seats.

There are 26 seats in the first row, 30 seats in the second row,

34 seats in the third row and 38 seats in the fourth row.

26, 30, 34, 38, ...

a_n = 2 (2 n + 11)

a32 = 150

26 + 30 + 34 + 38 + .... + 150 = 2816

(sum_(n=1)^32(4 n + 22) = 2816)

If the price per concert ticket is $40 and all the seats are sold for the show,

the total sales will be $112,640 for a one-night show.

- 3 months ago
The crucial step is finding the

number of seats. We have an

arithmetic sequence, first term (a) = 26,

common difference (d) = 4, number of

terms (n) = 32.

The sum is (n/2)(2a + [ n-1 ]d)

= 16(52 + 31*4) = 2816 seats.

At $40 a seat . . . I leave the math

to you.

- 3 months ago
No exponents needed at all

r[1] = 26 = 22 + 4 = 22 + 4 * 1

r[2] = 30 = 26 + 4 = 22 + 8 = 22 + 4 * 2

r[3] = 30 = 22 + 12 = 22 + 4 * 3

r[n] = 22 + 4 * n

r[32] = 22 + 4 * 32 = 22 + 128 = 150

S[n] = (n/2) * (r[1] + r[n])

S[32] = (32/2) * (26 + 150)

S[32] = 16 * 176

S[32] = 16 * (175 + 1)

S[32] = 16 * 175 + 16

S[32] = 4 * 4 * 700 + 16

S[32] = 4 * 2800 + 16

S[32] = 11200 + 16

S[32] = 11216

That's a pretty big concert hall.

40 * 11216 =>

448640

Not bad for a single night. Must be one hell of a show.