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Dafoe, The Lone Entrepreneur (Posted on 2006-01-30) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Dafoe, The Lone Entrepreneur is a very ambitious man. He wants to make $1000 in the shortest amount of time! He starts out with $0 but is currently receiving $5 per day and he can purchase the following shops at any given time:

1-Shack. Cost: $10 Income: $5/day
2-Mall. Cost $25 Income $15/day
3-Shopping Center. Cost $150 Income $150/day

The money is always paid in at night and Dafoe can purchase as many new shops as his money allows in the mornings.

What would be the best sequence of shops to be purchased to to have a balance of $1000 on hand?

How many days would that take?

Money spent comes out of his balance and so is no longer part of the needed total balance of $1000.

No Solution Yet Submitted by Leon    
Rating: 4.0000 (1 votes)

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Clarification Comment 23 of 23 |
Dafoe starts in the morning, so he must sit out for 2 days until he can afford a shack (which must be purchased in the morning of the third day).
There is a formula that will give the best shop with cost C and income I given that Dafoe is already making P from existing shops. Try to figure it out instead of using computers :)
Can anyone figure out the quickest way to earn $10,000, provided you have two new types of shop:

Lemonade Stand. Cost: $5 Income: $2/day
MegaShopComplex. Cost $550 Income: $700/day

Edited on February 12, 2006, 1:00 pm
  Posted by Leon on 2006-02-12 12:56:00

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