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Critical Thinking Question - 3 February

In a holy town, three temples sit in a row identical in almost every manner including a holy well in front of them. A pilgrim comes to visit the temples with some flowers in his basket.

At the first temple, he takes some water from the holy well and sprinkles it on the flowers to wash them. To his astonishment, the number of flowers in his basket doubles up. He offers a few of them at the temple and turns back to visit the second temple.

At the second temple, he again takes some water from the holy well and sprinkles it on the flowers to wash them. Again the number of flowers double up in number. He offers some of them at the temple and turns back to visit the third temple.

At third temple he repeats the process again and the number of flowers double up yet again. He offers all the flowers in the third temple.

Now, the pilgrim offered exactly the same number of flowers in all the temples. Can you find out the minimum number of flowers he must have had initially? How many flowers did he offer to god in each of the three temples ?

1. You must start with 7 and offer 8 at each temple

2. suppose initially he has x flowers.
at 1 temple flowers will be 2x and suppose he gives y flower to temple.
currently he has 2x-y flowers.
at 2 temple flowers will be 4x-2y and he gives y to temple 2
now he has 4x-3y flowers
at temple 3 flowers will be 8x-6y
8x-6y = y
8x=7y
so x = 7 and y = 8
soo you must start with 7 and offer 8 at each sample

3. he must have started with seven flowers and offered eight flowers at each temple..