Posted by **kalle** on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 12:19pm.

kyle gave 1/4 cookies to her brother, gave 23 cookies to her friend. He gave 2/10 of remaining cookies to his mother. Then took 5/8 to school to share. how many cookies did Kyle have left

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**Steve**, Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 3:25pm
If Kyle started with x cookies,

brother got x/4

friend got 23

mother got 2/10 (3/4 x - 23)

school got 5/8 * 8/10 (3/4 x - 23)

In order for the remainder to be an integer, we need (3/4 x - 23) to be a multiple of 10. So, let's say it's 10.

Kyle started out with 44

brother got 11, leaving 33

friend got 23, leaving 10

mother got 2, leaving 8

school got 5, leaving 3 left over

Actually, the problem's a little squishy, as there are many possible answers. I think a condition was left out, wrong, or too vague.

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