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As they say, beggars can't be choosers, in fact begger take what they can get. A begger on the street can make one cigarette out of every 6 cigarette butts he finds. After one whole day of searching and checking public ashtrays the begger finds a total of 72 cigarette butts. How many cigarettes can he make and smoke from the butts he found?

MILAN6030  Feb 26, 2015

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Well thats a simple one Milan. You have 72 cigarette butts.You know it takes 6 butts to make a ciggarette. Simply divide the 72 butts by the 6 butts it takes to make the the ciggarette. 72/6= 12
BUT WAIT.
After he has smoked those 12 cigarettes, he can still make another 2 cigarettes from the 12 remaining butts. Making the answer 14!
:)))

watto  Feb 26, 2015
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Well thats a simple one Milan. You have 72 cigarette butts.You know it takes 6 butts to make a ciggarette. Simply divide the 72 butts by the 6 butts it takes to make the the ciggarette. 72/6= 12
BUT WAIT.
After he has smoked those 12 cigarettes, he can still make another 2 cigarettes from the 12 remaining butts. Making the answer 14!
:)))

watto  Feb 26, 2015
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Ah.....a little tricky, aren't we???  I forgot about those "leftover" butts.....!!

{I would have failed this one....LOL!!}

 

CPhill  Feb 26, 2015

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