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Courtney organized a charity walk. In the first year, the walk generated $3000. She hopes to increase this amount by $900 each year for the next several years. If her goal is met, in how many years will the walk have generated a total of at least $65,000 for the charity?

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  1. Increase per year = $900
    Target=$65000
    current amount = 3000
    Number of years to generate exactly 65000
    =(65000-3000)/900
    = 68.89 years
    So minimum number of years to equal or exceed target = 69 years
    (a little more than "several" years!)

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