Dave's sister baked 2 dozen pies of which a third contained chocolate, a quarter contained marshmallows, a sixth contained cayenne, and one eighth contained salted soy nuts. What is the smallest possible number of pies that had none of these ingredients?

Guest Nov 24, 2020

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*Dave's sister baked 2 dozen pies of which a third contained chocolate, a quarter contained marshmallows, a sixth contained cayenne, and one eighth contained salted soy nuts. What is the smallest possible number of pies that had none of these ingredients?*

24 pies

1/3 • 24 = 8 chocolate

1/4 • 24 = 6 marshmallows

1/6 • 24 = 4 cayenne

1/8 • 24 = 3 soy nuts

total = 21 pies with the specified ingredients

That leaves **3 pies** that had none of these ingredients

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Guest Nov 24, 2020