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Brain Game: Here's the Pitch


An injured baseball relief pitcher named Calvin was given rehabilitation instructions to throw 150 pitches over a six-day period (Monday through Saturday), and then to rest on Sunday.

After throwing on Monday, Calvin figured out that if he increased his pitch count by six each day, he'd reach his goal.

How many pitches did Calvin throw on the Monday? What about Saturday?

HERE is the answer.


Calvin threw 10 pitches on the Monday, and 40 on Saturday.

He threw 10 pitches on Monday, then 16 on Tuesday, 22 on Wednesday, 28 on Thursday, 34 on Friday, and 40 on Saturday for a total of 150.