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December 21, 2014

December 21, 2014

Posted by **B8** on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 9:19pm.

First I thought to do 17-3=14

14x2=28

This was my first thought but then I wondered if you multiplied first

17x2=34 and then adding the +3

giving you 37

I think the first way is the correct way but I am not sure.

Can you help verify which step would be done first?

thanks

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**Steve**, Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 10:28pmIf Hayley ate h, then since we know Alyssa ate 17,

h/2 + 3 = 17

h/2 = 14

h = 28

Alyssa ate 3 more than 14, which is half of 28

Your first way was correct.

You should have gotten a bad feeling about 37 right away, since 1/2 of 37 is not a whole number.

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**B8**, Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 10:34pmI didn't think the second way was right. Thanks for clarifying it for me.

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