MATH SOLVE

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Q:
# Aliyah had some candy to give to her four children. She first took ten pieces for herself and then evenly divided the rest among the four children. Each child recieved two pieces. How many pieces did she start with?

Accepted Solution

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Aliyah started with 18 piecesSolution:In the given question, we have to determine the original number of pieces of candy Aliyah hadLet the number of original pieces of candy she had be "x"Given that Aliyah first took ten pieces for herselfHence we have to deduct 10 from original pieces "x"So we get (x - 10)And then evenly divided the rest among the four childrenSo we have to divide (x -10) by 4[tex]\frac{(x-10)}{4}[/tex]Also, each child receive 2 pieces So, the equation formed is as follows:-
[tex]\frac{(x-10)}{4}=2[/tex]x – 10 = 8
x = 8 + 10 = 18
So, number of pieces at the starting were 18