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During an amorous struggle, the lady's pearls broke.  Half of the pearls fell onto the floor; a fourth rolled under a chair; a sixth fell into her lap; and three pearls remained on the strand.  How many were there originally on the strand?

 Oct 1, 2021
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p = origina amount

 

p - 1/2 p  -  1/4 p  - 1/6 p  = 3

(12-6-3-2)/12 p = 3

1/12 p = 3

p = 36 pearls

 Oct 1, 2021

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