17th Jul 2011, 10:54 PM  #1 
How do you solve this?
Im ****in terrible at math. Is this **** hard for anyone else?
Judy had a number of raisins. After eating one, she gave half the remainder to her sister. After eating another raisin, she gave a third of what was left to her brother. Judy now had only six raisins left. How many raisins did she start with? 

17th Jul 2011, 11:03 PM  #2 
She has six.
She gave a third of what she had left before having six. That means she kept two thirds of what she had left. If six is two thirds, one third is three. She had nine before giving to her brother. She had ten before eating one. She gave half to her sister. She kept the other half. A half is ten. She had twenty before giving half to her sister. She had twenty one before eating one. She had twenty one raisins total. 

17th Jul 2011, 11:09 PM  #3 
I see it as:
1 1/2 1 2/3 6 So she had 21 to start with.
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17th Jul 2011, 11:12 PM  #4 
Hmmmmm.
It's a trick question. You always start off with nothing, Till some one gives you some. So the answer is 0
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17th Jul 2011, 11:16 PM  #5  
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Now I'm even more confused. 

17th Jul 2011, 11:20 PM  #6 
I don't know, maybe a minute? You have to read everything two or three times to understand it well, so about that time. Then it's figuring out with what to start. In this case since we only have the number at the end, we start with that. Then we work our way back up. I did that while writing it down. Then I went over it twice before posting.
Maybe five minutes max including writing. 

17th Jul 2011, 11:21 PM  #7 
Would the answer be 34 for this question?
Which number is the next logical number in the following sequence of numbers: 2, 6, 14, 30, .. 

17th Jul 2011, 11:23 PM  #8 
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62. It's always twice the previous number + 2, n > 2*n + 2
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17th Jul 2011, 11:23 PM  #9 
17th Jul 2011, 11:30 PM  #10 
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Just translate the text into a formula, not that ****in hard.
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((x1)/21)(2/3)=6 6 3 18  x  =  = 9 /(2/3) /(2/3) 1 2 2 ((x1)/21) =9 +1 +1 (x1)/2 =10 x2 x2 x1 =20 +1 +1 x =21 Last edited by SleepyHe4d; 17th Jul 2011 at 11:33 PM. 
17th Jul 2011, 11:38 PM  #11 
17th Jul 2011, 11:38 PM  #12 
2x(2+1)=6
2x(6+1)=14 2x(14+1)=30 2x(30+1)=62 PS.Why are we doing your math homework?
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17th Jul 2011, 11:52 PM  #13 
17th Jul 2011, 11:58 PM  #14 
Now try solving 48 / 2(9+3).
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18th Jul 2011, 12:00 AM  #15 
HOW THE **** DID YOU ALL SOLVE THAT?????!??!!?
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18th Jul 2011, 12:19 AM  #17 
Judy had a number of raisins. X
After eating one, X 1 she gave half the remainder to her sister. (x1) / 2 After eating another raisin ((x1) / 2 )  1 , she gave a third of what was left to her brother. (2 (((x1) / 2 )  1)) / 3 Judy now had only six raisins left. How many raisins did she start with? (2 (((x1) / 2 )  1)) / 3 = 6 (((x1) / 2 )  1) = 9 (x1) / 2 = 10 (x1) = 20 x= 21 

18th Jul 2011, 12:44 AM  #18 
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18th Jul 2011, 12:46 AM  #19 
18th Jul 2011, 01:01 AM  #20 
it's funny because black people are bad at math
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