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January 28, 2015

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

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Please help me with another :(

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?

- Math HELP -
**RandomMan**, Friday, May 30, 2014 at 8:32pmSorry, I don't understand it.

- Please help me! This is urgent -
**RandomMan**, Friday, May 30, 2014 at 8:47pmI'm really gonna need help :(

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**Steve**, Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 12:26amJust 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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