Problem of the Day

Chapter 4, Lesson 4

Luis is working on his computer with a pattern called the Cantor Comb. The pattern begins with a line segment. The line segment is divided into thirds and the middle third is removed. This process is repeated for each remaining line segment. This is what the first stages of the pattern look like.

If Luis started with a 3-inch-long segment, what would be the measure of each segment in Stage 5?