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?
Solution
If we set up an equation, we find out because 3 apples were left after giving half, then four away. We can simplify the equations to The answer is
~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 . ~Anabel.disher
Video Solution
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USVVURBLaAc
Video Solution 2
~savannahsolver
See Also
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