A tailor with a real faney for cutting cloth has ten pieces of material. He decides to cut some of this material into 10 pieces each. He then cuts some of those resulting pieces into ten pieces each. He continues this way until he finally tires and stops. He counts the number of cloth pieces; after a few minutes he determines that there are 1984 pieces of cloth. Show that his count must have been incorrect .

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A tailor with a real faney for cutting cloth has ten pieces of material. He decides to cut some of this material into 10 pieces each. He then cuts some of those resulting pieces into ten pieces each. He continues this way until he finally tires and stops. He counts the number of cloth pieces; after a few minutes he determines that there are 1984 pieces of cloth. Show that his count must have been incorrect .

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