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Contest and Medals

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1 Contest and Medals on Tue May 04, 2010 9:15 am

In a sports contest there were m medals awarded on n successive days (n >1).
1. On the first day 1 medal and 1/7 of the remaining m - 1 medals were
awarded.
2. On the second day 2 medals and 1/7 of the now remaining medals was
awarded; and so on.
3. On the nth and last day, the remaining n medals were awarded.
How many days did the contest last, and how many medals were awarded
altogether?

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2 Re: Contest and Medals on Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:19 pm

m=36
n=6

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