A Problem of Candy Bars

Recently I attended a birthday party. All the

children in the party were having candy bars. All the children got three candy bars each except the child sitting in the end. She got only two candy bars. If only each child had been given two candy bars there would have been eight candy bars remaining. How many candy bars were there altogether to begin with?

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5 thoughts to “A Problem of Candy Bars”

  1. Let x, y be the no. of candy bars and no. of children respectively.

    According to first statement, y=3(x-1) +2*1
    According to second statement, y=2*x + 8

    Combining both statements, we, get x = 9. Hence, no. of candies, y = 26.

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