Posted by **dyl** on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 5:07pm.

Andy was on his way to a marble tournament when he met Bob. Andy's bag of marbles was heavy, so he gave Bob 1/2 of his marbles plus 2. Then he met Alex and gave him 1/4 of this remaining marbles plus 5. Just before arriving at the tournament he met Emily and have her 1/2 of the marbles he had left. When he got to to tournament he had 2 marbles. How many did he start with?

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**Amber**, Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 6:16pm
I believe 21

2 doubled is 4

4 + 5 is 9

a quarter of 9 is 3

3+9 is 12

12 plus two is fourteen and half of fourteen is 7

7 plus 14 is 21.

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**Henry**, Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 10:23pm
Andy has X-Marbles.

Gave Bob (X/2 + 2),

Bal. = X - (X/2 + 2) = X/2 - 2.

Gave Alex 1/4(X/2 - 2) + 5 = X/8 + 9/2,

Bal.=(X/2 - 2) - (X/8 + 9/2)=3X/8-13/2.

Gave Emily 1/2(3X/8 - 13/2) =

3X/16 -13/4.

Bal. = 3X/16 - 13/4.

3X/16 - 13/4 = 2,

Multiply both sides by 16:

3X - 52 = 32,

3X = 32 + 52,

3X = 84,

X = 84 / 3 = 28 Marbles.

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**Brakenette**, Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 9:33pm
2 1/2 =2 2/4

5 1/4

1/2 2/4

________________

8 1/4

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**Joe **, Monday, April 11, 2011 at 4:35pm
I Think it is 21 Because:

2 doubled is 4

4 + 5 is 9

a quarter of 9 is 3

3+9 is 12

12 plus two is 14 and 1/2 of 14 is 7

7 + 14 is 21.

so 21 is the answer

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**Josh**, Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 11:35am
14÷2=7 7 +14=21 21×2=42 42×2=84 Answer:84 this isn't hard I'm 6 grade

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