Mrs Tan put some popsicles into her cooler box for a party. Damien took \( {1 \over 5}\) of

them but returned 5 popsicles into the color. Alice then took \({2 \over 3}\) of the

remaining popsicles and an additional 3 from the color. Ben then took \( {1 \over 4}\) of

the remaining popsicles. There were 21 popsicles left in the cooler in the end.

How many popsicles did Mrs Tan put into the cooler box at first?

Guest Oct 4, 2021

#1**+2 **

x = origianl amount

x - 1/5x + 5 after d = 4/5 x + 5 remaining

(4/5x+5) - (2/3 ( 4/5 x + 5) +3 ) = 4/15 x - 4/3 remaining after A

then Ben takes 1/4 leaving 3/4 3/4 (4/15 x - 4/3) = 21

x = originally 110

ElectricPavlov Oct 4, 2021