2009 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 1

Problem

Bridget bought a bag of apples at the grocery store. She gave half of the apples to Ann. Then she gave Cassie 3 apples, keeping 4 apples for herself. How many apples did Bridget buy?

$\textbf{(A)}\ 3\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 4\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 7\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 11\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 14$

Solution

If we set up an equation, we find out x=(3+4)*2 because 3 apples were left after giving half, then four away. We can simplify the equations to x=7*2=14. The answer is (E) 14.

~John0412

Solution 2

You can work backwards and add 3 apples that she gave to Cassie to the 4 she currently has, which results in 7, and then multiply by 2 since she gave half the apples to Ann, resulting in $\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 14$. ~Anabel.disher

Video Solution

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USVVURBLaAc

See Also

2009 AMC 8 (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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First Problem
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Problem 2
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