Some toffees are equally divided amongst Sam, John and Mary. Each of them now consumes 6 toffees. The combined number of toffees now remaining equals the number of toffees each had just after division. How many toffees were divided amongst them?
Answer on Monday.
Total toffees = 27
فoffees were divided amongst them = 9
x = 3(x-6)
x = 9
all of the toffees : 27
each them : 9
Let the number of toffees received by each friend = A
So after having 6 toffees, each friend is left with = (A – 6)
So the total number of toffees remaining = 3 x (A – 6)
As per the question, this is equal to the number of toffees each friend had before division (A), hence 3 x (A – 6) = A, or A = 9.
Since total number of toffees divided was 3 x A, hence answer is 3 x A = 27