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November 29, 2014

November 29, 2014

Posted by **Ben Eckman** on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 4:22pm.

- Math -
**Steve**, Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 5:01pmThere were x gumdrops at the start.

After Erik raided the jar, there were 2x/3 drops.

After Sonia, there were 4x/9 drops

After Neel, there were 8x/27, which was 40

So, 8x/27 = 40

x = 135.

check:

Erik got 1/3 * 135 = 45, leaving 90

Sonia got 1/3 * 90 = 30, leaving 60

Neel got 1/3 * 60 = 20, leaving 40

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