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Posted by **MILDRED** on Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at 9:10pm.

Daniel played a cards game in which each

loss meant that he had to give the other player half the cards he had left. He lost four times, one after the other, and then had 3 cards left.

How many cards did he have when he started?

ANSWER: 72

- MATHS -
**MathMate**, Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at 9:14pmSorry, 72 is not correct.

Look at it this way:

He now has 3 cards left.

Before he lost the fourth time, he had 2*3=6 cards.

Before he lost the third time, he had 2*6=12 cards.

Before....

Can you finish it?

- MATHS -
**MILDRED**, Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at 9:19pmSo the answer should be 48?

- MATHS -
**MathMate**, Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at 10:54pmCorrect!

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