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A group of friends shared some chocolates among themselves. They tried taking 10 chocolates each, but found that the last person had only 2 chocolates. When each person took 8 chocolates, there were 20 left over. How many friends shared the chocolates?

 

(1) 14

 

(2) 11

 

(3) 8

 

(4) 6

 Sep 26, 2023
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Let p   = the number of  people

 

So

 

10 chocolates for each person but the last + 2 for the  last person =  8 chocolates for each person + 20 left over

 

10 (p - 1)  + 2   =  8p + 20 

 

10p  - 10 + 2  =   8p+ 20

 

10p - 8  = 8p + 20

 

2p  = 28

 

p = 14

 

 

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 Sep 27, 2023

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