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Puzzling Adventures: What Happens When Sea Levels Rise?

Solution to Problem #1


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1. See this figure.

New construction goes like this:
First year: 1 square kilometer
Second year: 1.5 square kilometers
Third year: 1.5 square kilometers
Fourth year: 3 square kilometers

So the total Multi-Count score is:
1 + (1 + 1.5) + (1 + 1.5 + 1.5) + (1 + 1.5 + 1.5 + 3) = 14.5

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