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Homework Help: math

Posted by i love polka on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 11:19pm.

a thief steals a number of rare plants from a nursery, on the way out the thief meets three security guards, one after another, to each security guard, the thief is forced to give one-half the plants that he still has, plus 2 more, the theif is left with one plant, how many plants were originally stolen?
so this is how i set it up:
.5(3x+2)=1
and i get zero which is wrong

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