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went to market with a whole crop of pumpkins which I had grown in my pumpkin patch. I sold half of them plus half a pumpkin, and found that I had one whole pumpkin left. How many pumpkins did I take to the market?

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    Let p=initial number of pumpkins.
    p - (p/2+1/2) = 1
    Solve for p

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