# Miracle Mike (lesson)

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Miracle Mike plays for the California Hoops basketball team. After the Hoops won the NBA

championship, the manager offers to pay Miracle Mike a million dollars at the start of each year

for the next twenty-five years. At the same time a rookie on the team is given \$1 at the start of

the first year, \$2 at the start of the second year, \$4 at the start of the third year, \$8 at the start of

the fourth year, and so on, for the next twenty-five years.

Prediction Question: At the end of 25 years who will have received more money

throughout his career? Explain.

Task 2 Directions: Partner A will fill in the salaries for Miracle Mike’s yearly (y)

as well as cumulative (C) (their total earnings year after year). Partner A will go to

task 4 when finished. Partner B, using a calculator, will fill in the salaries for The

Rookie’s yearly (y) as well as cumulative (C) (their total earnings year after year).

Miracle Mike