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    Default Simple Math puzzle...

    Three friends divided some bullets equally. After all of them shot 4 bullets the total number of bullets remaining is equal to the bullets each had after division. Find the original number divided.

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    Answer is 18..

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    3x = 3*4 + x
    ..x = 6
    Hence total bullet = 3*6 = 18

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    yes 18 is correct answer..congrats both of them

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    6 bullets are divided

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    18 bullets man..

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    let the total no. of bullets be X
    now each have X/3 bullets.
    if they shoot 4 bullets, each have X/3-4bullets.
    therefore,X/3-4 + X/3-4 + X/3-4 = X/3
    by solving we get 18.

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    Three friends divided some bullets equally. After all of them shot 4 bullets the total number of bullets remaining is equal to the bullets each had after division. Find the original number divided.

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    18 is the answer

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    Hey there is only one ans and it is 18.

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