Selling Eggs

The egg vendor calls on his first customer and sells half his eggs and half an egg. To the second customer he sells half of what he had left and half an egg and to the third customer he sells half of what he had then left and half an egg.
By the way e didn’t break any eggs. In the end three eggs were remaining.

How many did he start out with?

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4 thoughts to “Selling Eggs”

  1. HITESH, IS CORRECT.
    31 IS THE ANS

    31/2 + 1/2 =16 (1ST); 15 LEFT

    15/2 + 1/2=8 (2nd); 7 LEFT

    7/2 + 1/2=4 (3rd) ; 3 LEFT

    total=31

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