math challenge

Week of August 26 - Sept 1, 1996

Charlie the Chocolate Freak

Charlie, a chocolate aficionado, toured Willy Wonka's chocolate factory after winning a prize for the sweetest essay. Charlie was given two options:

1) Getting 15 chocolate bars per day, every day for a week

2) Getting 1 chocolate bar on the first day, and then on each succeeding day getting twice as many as the day before (also everyday for a week).

Being the chocolate freak that Charlie is, which option should he choose?

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