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```4 thieves rob a bakery of the breadone after the other.each
thief takes half of what is present ,& half  a bread...if
at  the end 3 bread remains,what is the no of bread that
was present initially?
```
Question Submitted By :: Surya Teja Challapalli
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Re: 4 thieves rob a bakery of the breadone after the other.each thief takes half of what is present ,& half a bread...if at the end 3 bread remains,what is the no of bread that was present initially?
# 1
Let no of breads initially are x.
Then,
x-(x/2 + x/4 + x/8 + x/16) = 3
x- 15x/16 =3
x/16 =3
x=48

 Is This Answer Correct ? 44 Yes 14 No
Surya Teja Challapalli

Re: 4 thieves rob a bakery of the breadone after the other.each thief takes half of what is present ,& half a bread...if at the end 3 bread remains,what is the no of bread that was present initially?
# 2
63
 Is This Answer Correct ? 20 Yes 15 No
Amuthan G

Re: 4 thieves rob a bakery of the breadone after the other.each thief takes half of what is present ,& half a bread...if at the end 3 bread remains,what is the no of bread that was present initially?
# 3
4ht person (3 + 1/2) * 2 = 7
3rd 7 + 1/2) * 2 = 15
ans 2nd = 31
when 1st person took - 63

 Is This Answer Correct ? 16 Yes 9 No
Ramki

Re: 4 thieves rob a bakery of the breadone after the other.each thief takes half of what is present ,& half a bread...if at the end 3 bread remains,what is the no of bread that was present initially?
# 4
Mr.Ramki,
first person stole,x/2 = 48/2 = 24.
second person stole,x/4 =(x/2)/2 = 24/12 =12.
third person stole, x/8 = (x/4)/2 = 12/2 =6.
fourth person stole, x/16 = (x/8)/2 = 6/2 =3.
Still at the end there are 3 breads remaining what has
mentioned in the given question.
Hence no of breads initially are,48.

If we assume no of breads initially,x=63.
first person=31
second person=15
third person=7
fourth person=3
But in the question at the end there must be 3 breads
wrong one.

 Is This Answer Correct ? 23 Yes 9 No
Surya Teja Challapalli

Re: 4 thieves rob a bakery of the breadone after the other.each thief takes half of what is present ,& half a bread...if at the end 3 bread remains,what is the no of bread that was present initially?
# 5
Mr.Amuthan plz explain your logic,I didn't understand how

 Is This Answer Correct ? 3 Yes 4 No
Surya Teja Challapalli

Re: 4 thieves rob a bakery of the breadone after the other.each thief takes half of what is present ,& half a bread...if at the end 3 bread remains,what is the no of bread that was present initially?
# 6
Well i guess 63 is right answer coz @Surya u have calculated
considered the half the totle and also "half bread" !

 Is This Answer Correct ? 13 Yes 4 No
Neel Bhatt

Re: 4 thieves rob a bakery of the breadone after the other.each thief takes half of what is present ,& half a bread...if at the end 3 bread remains,what is the no of bread that was present initially?
# 7
Neel is absolutely right.@Surya ,read d qs attentively..
 Is This Answer Correct ? 5 Yes 2 No
Gourab

Re: 4 thieves rob a bakery of the breadone after the other.each thief takes half of what is present ,& half a bread...if at the end 3 bread remains,what is the no of bread that was present initially?
# 8
soln:
breads taken by first thief= x/2+1/2=(x+1)/2
breads taken by second theif= ((x-1)/4)+1/2=(x+1)/4
similarly,
remaining bread after third theif rob=(x-1)/8
remaining bread after forth theif rob=(x-1)/16
therefore,
(x-1)/16=3
x-1=48
x=49

 Is This Answer Correct ? 2 Yes 8 No
Abida Hasan

Re: 4 thieves rob a bakery of the breadone after the other.each thief takes half of what is present ,& half a bread...if at the end 3 bread remains,what is the no of bread that was present initially?
# 9
Gourab what u have understand the question and what's ur
logic,explain once.. I'l analyze ur answer

Neel u can also try if u can..

 Is This Answer Correct ? 1 Yes 1 No
Surya Teja Challapalli

Re: 4 thieves rob a bakery of the breadone after the other.each thief takes half of what is present ,& half a bread...if at the end 3 bread remains,what is the no of bread that was present initially?
# 10
total number of bread is =63
bcoz each thief stole half of total breads and half of a

 Is This Answer Correct ? 5 Yes 2 No
Rakesh

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