**Distribution Maths Problem - 6 January**

Three friends decide to distribute the soda cans they had among them. When all of them had drunk four cans each, the total number of cans that remained were equal to the cans each one of them had after they had divided the cans.

Can you calculate the total number of cans before distribution ?

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18?

ReplyDelete18

ReplyDelete18..

ReplyDeleteSolve for x in

x-12 =x/3

18

ReplyDeleteAssume that the total number of can before distribution were 3*C

After distribution, each one of them had C cans then.

Each one of them drank four cans and thus (C-4) cans remained.

Now according to the questions we can frame the following equation:

3 * (C-4) = C

(3 * C) - 12 = C

2* C = 12

C = 6

Thus, the total cans before distribution were 3 * C = 3 * 6 = 18.

Aswer is : 18

ReplyDeletelet no.of cans be n.

after distribute 12 cans remaining cans be ( n - 12 ).

now remaining cans equals to cans by one person after full distribution so, ( n - 12 ) = n/3

solve you get n=18.