# math

sweets are shared equally among 20 children at a party. if there were 1 more sweet and 1 more child, each child would get 1 sweet less. how sweets were shared at the party?
thats how the question ends.

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1. You might use algebra to solve this. (Hooray! Everyone loves algebra!)

Let's create some variables:
s = number of sweets
n = number of sweets each child gets.

So we have sweets shared equally among 20 children:

s / 20 = n

Also, 1 more sweet and 1 more child means 1 less sweet for each child:

(s + 1) / (20 + 1) = (n - 1)

Does that make sense? If so, can you take it from here?

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2. i still have some problems

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3. Where are you getting stuck exactly? I can't read your mind ya know! ;)

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