Jessica got several boxes of specialty Japanese candies as her birthday gift. She was very generous and decided to share her fortune with any friend who wanted it. Each day, she would eat two candies, and give one candy to each friend who wanted one.On the first day, one friend asked for the candy. On the second day, two asked for the candy. Each day, one more friend asked for the candy. At the end of the eleventh day, she had only one candy left, so she saved the last candy for herself to be eaten on the twelveth day. How many candies did Jessica have at the beginning?

Potatobird Jan 12, 2021