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At a donation drive, the residents of Punggol had to give away some cans of

food. On Monday, they gave away \({1\over 8}\) of the cans of food. On Tuesday, they

gave away 16 more cans of food than on Monday. On Wednesday, they gave

away 24 cans of food. There were 56 more cans of food to be given away.

What was the total number of cans of food to be given away?

 Oct 5, 2021
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Giving away 1/8 leaves 7/8 ths

   x = originl amount

 

7/8 x - 1/8x-16-24 =  56

x = 128 cans

 Oct 5, 2021
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56+24+16 = 96

x = 96÷6 = 16

8x = 8×16 = 128 cans

 Oct 5, 2021
edited by Whayousayy  Oct 5, 2021

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