Posted by anu on Monday, July 1, 2013 at 7:53am.
there are 7 children standing in a line ,not all of whom have the same number of cakes with them, if the first child distributes his cakes to the remaining six children such that he doubles their respective no.of cakes ,then he will be left with four cakes. instead ,if the second child takes away 2 cakes from each of the remaining six ,then he will be left with 3 cakes less than the no.of cakes that the 1 child initially had.what is the total no.of cakes that are there with the 3 child to seventh child

maths  Steve, Monday, July 1, 2013 at 10:05am
Let the number of cakes be a,b,c,d,e,f,g for the 7 children
a(b+c+d+e+f+g) = 4
b+(2*6) = a3
we want c+d+e+f+g. Call it x
abx = 4
b+12 = a3
x = (ab)4
ab = 15
So, x = 11
Answer This Question
Related Questions
 math  There are ten children standing in the line, not all of whom have the ...
 Maths  The ratio of the number of cheesecakes to the number of mango cakes was ...
 probability  There are four children of diff erent ages in a family. Their mom ...
 statistics  There are four children of di erent ages in a family. Their mom ...
 homework math  For every 20 cakes ordered from Barry's Bakery, 8 cakes ordered ...
 Number operations/math  Bill is selling funnel cakes at the county fair. After ...
 Math  There are 25 children at a party,each child eat 3 cake.how many cakes are...
 Math  The baker made 258 cakes.100 cakes were bought of a party.how many cakes ...
 English  1. He has bought a ring. 11. He bought a ring and has it now. (#1 ...
 college maths  In amusement park considering adding some new attractions,...
More Related Questions