# prealgebra

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IM stuck on a question. PLease help. A teacher is giving candy to his periods. First period gets 1/3 and 2nd period gets 1/4 and 3rd period gets 1/3 and finally 4th period gets 22 pieces. How many pieces did each period get? Im stuck!!

• prealgebra -

let the number he had be x

x/3 + x/4 + x/3 + 22 = x
times 12
4x + 3x + 4x + 264 = 12x
264 = x

first class --- 264/3 = 88
2nd class --- 264/4 = 66
third class --- 88
fourth class --- 22

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