# 9 temples with 100 steps?

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A person has some money in his pocket. He visits 9 temples on the way, every temple has 100 steps. he puts \$1 on each step while going up and as well as while coming back. On each temple he offers half of the money from his pocket to god, that way his pocket gets empty after 9th temple.

How much money he had initially?

posted Mar 27, 2014

153300

``````Down        Temple      Up      No
100         200         300     9
400         800         900     8
1000        2000        2100    7
2200        4400        4500    6
4600        9200        9300    5
9400        18800       18900   4
19000       38000       38100   3
38200       76400       76500   2
76600       153200      153300  1
``````

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