Posted by **RandomMan** on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 8:31pm.

The number of apples in an apple tree after subtracting by 6, multiplying by 6, dividing by 6, in that calculating order, equals 6. How many apples are on the tree?

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There is a box of books. Alex takes one more than half the number of the books. Bob takes 2 more than half of the remaining books in the box; Carrie takes 3 more than half of the remaining books in the box. There are still 3 books left in the box. How many books were there in the beginning?

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**RandomMan**, Friday, May 30, 2014 at 8:32pm
Sorry, I don't understand it.

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**RandomMan**, Friday, May 30, 2014 at 8:47pm
I'm really gonna need help :(

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**Steve**, Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 12:26am
Just read the words and write as symbols.

The number of apples in an apple tree

n

after subtracting by 6,

n-6

multiplying by 6,

(n-6)*6

dividing by 6,

(n-6)*6/6

equals 6.

(n-6)*6/6 = 6

n-6 = 6

n = 12

books = x

a = x/2 + 1

b = (x-a)/2 + 2

c = (x-a-b)/2 + 3

x-a-b-c = 3

make all the right substitutions, and you wind up with

x = 58

a = 30

b = 16

c = 9

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