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A company decides to fine it workers for parking violations on its property. The first offense carries a fine of $25.00 the second offense is $30.00 the third offense is $35.00 and so on. what is the fine for the eight offense? Please show your work and whether you use arithmetic sequence or a geometric sequence and use the proper formulas where applicable. Be concise in your reasoning .

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The first offense carries a fine of $25.00

The second offense carries a fine of $30.00

The third offense carries a fine of $35.00 and so on.

Clearly ...

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The solution provides step by step method for the calculation of arithmetic progression. Formula for the calculation and Interpretations of the results are also included.

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