A quiz contest has the following rules:
If someone passes through all 10 stages, what is the final score?
The above is an illustration of the 7 steps in which a tower of three stones stacked onto a rod in ascending order of size is moved to the target rod in the middle, using a vacant rod on the right. Each of the seven moves obeys the following rules:
1) Only one disk at the top of a stack can be moved at a time.
2) No disk can be placed on top of a smaller disk.
What is the minimum number of steps required to move a tower of 7 disks?
A tower is built with cards, as illustrated above. Only 2 cards are needed for 1 floor, and 7 cards are needed for 2 floors (as shown above), and so on. What is the number of cards needed for a 10-floor tower?
A beach umbrella is divided into 6 sectors, where one has a larger area than all the other five with the same area. If the 6 sectors are to be painted with 3 colors and adjacent sectors must have different colors, how many different ways are there?
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There are 10 bacteria in a flask. Every hour, 3 bacteria die and the remaining ones are each divided into 2. After 1 day, how many bacteria will live there?
Assume that the flask is large enough to contain any number of bacteria.