
By: geniuskids (offline) Sunday, May 06 2012 @ 09:39 AM CDT (Read 990 times)



geniuskids 
Hi, please help solve the following question. tx
Seems like the anwer given is wrong.
(9) Alicia had some beads. She gave Bernice half of the beads and 2 more. Then she gave half of the remaining beads and 3 more to Cindy. If Alicia had 9 bead after this, how many beads had Alicia at first?

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By: Daniel Lee (offline) Sunday, May 06 2012 @ 10:00 AM CDT



Daniel Lee 
The answer is 52. Add 9 to 3, multiply by 2, add the answer to 2 and multiply by two again.

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By: geniuskids (offline) Sunday, May 06 2012 @ 09:42 PM CDT



geniuskids 
thanks much...managed to figure out.

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By: echeewh (offline) Monday, May 07 2012 @ 06:00 AM CDT



echeewh 
hey there again,
If you know how to use the Branching method, it will be very clear.
Cheers,
Edward

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By: geniuskids (offline) Monday, May 07 2012 @ 06:04 AM CDT



geniuskids 
Yes Edward...I did with wiith brancing method. tx

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