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Posted by **Christina** on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 3:26pm.

of the remaining cookies, and when Carla came home, she ate 1/2

of the cookies on the plate. When their mother came home, there were 3 cookies on the plate. How many did each child eat?

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**PsyDAG**, Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 4:25pmLet x = # of cookies originally on the plate.

x - 1/4x - 1/3(1/4x) - 1/2(1/3)(1/4x) = 3

Solve for x, then solve for each one of the three subtracted terms.

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