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Moe bought a box of cookies. He had a dozen more at home. When he divides them among six people, each gets 7. How many in a box?

 Apr 15, 2021
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We don't know how many cookies there are in a box so let's just assume that there are "x" cookies in the box.

 

He has a total of x+12 cookies.

 

We can create an equation like this (x+12)/6 = 7

 

It is divided by six because he divides the total cookies to six people and it equals to seven because each gets 7 cookies.

 

We can cancel out the fraction so we mutiply (x+12)/6 x 6 = 7 x 6

 

Giving us x + 12 = 42

 

Therefore x = 30

 

Hope this helps! laugh

 Apr 15, 2021

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