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From Joel:

I have this project to do about crosses and I can't think of what the answer is for the following questions: What is the area rule of the crosses (the table below will help you)?
Cross NumberArea sq cm
15
213
325
441
561

I also need to know what the formula is for it?

A recurrence relation 2003-03-19
From Becky:
Solve this recurrence relation, with the initial conditions.

A1 = 10
A2 = 100
An = 10a n-1 + 29a n-2

Pay Phone Problem 1998-02-26
From Shameq:
Hi, I've been given a problem that I'm having some trouble with. I'd really appreciate any help. Here's the question (it's called the Pay Phone Problem)

A pay phone will take only 10p, 20p, 50p, and £1 coins"(It's British).

A woman has plenty of 10p and 20p coins. She has no other coins. She can put the coins into the pay phone in any order.

INVESTIGATE the number of different ways, she could put the 10p and 20p coins into the pay phone.