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Alice baked a certain number of pies. She gave 1\8 of the pies to her friends and 1\4 of the remainder to her neighbor. She was left with the 63 pies. How many pies did Alice bake at first?

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1. 1/8 + 1/4 * 7/8 = 11/32
so, 63 = 21/32 x
x = 96

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2. how did you get 7/8 to the above answer

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3. Makes no sense

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4. how did u ever get 7/8?????

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5. where did you get 23

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6. x is pies
she gave 1/8x to her friends then (8/8 - 1/8) = 7/8x pies left
7/8x - (7/8*1/4x) = 21x/32 left.

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7. 21x/32 =63
x=96 this is a final answer.
note: you see 8/8 it is the same (1-1/8) I want to put 8/8 so you can understand where do you get 7/8

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