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Is His Salary Increasing or Decreasing?

A servant agrees with a master for 12 months, on the condition of receiving a farthing the first month, a penny the second, fourpence the third, and so on: what would his wages amount to in the course of a year?


Source: John Colenso’s The Elements of Algebra Designed for the Use of Schools, 1849.