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After eating half of the chocolate mini bars in a can, Clayton gave one fourth of the remaining mini bar chocolates to his buddy and realized that he only had 6 chocolate mini bars left. How many mini bar chocolates did he originally have?

(A) 2
(B) 4
(C) 8
(D) 16
(E) 18
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Re: After eating half of the chocolate mini bars in a can [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2012, 22:19
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After eating half of the chocolate mini bars in a can, Clayton gave one fourth of the remaining mini bar chocolates to his buddy and realized that he only had 6 chocolate mini bars left. How many mini bar chocolates did he originally have?

(A) 2
(B) 4
(C) 8
(D) 16
(E) 18


Say Clayton originally had x bars. He ate half, thus he was left with \frac{x}{2} bars. Then, he gave \frac{x}{8} bars (one fourth of the remaining) to his friend.

Given that \frac{x}{2}-\frac{x}{8}=6 --> x=16.

Answer: D.

Hope it's clear.
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Re: After eating half of the chocolate mini bars in a can [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2012, 11:34
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actleader wrote:

Given that \frac{x}{2}-\frac{x}{8}=6 --> x=16.

Answer: D.

Hope it's clear.


Just great, I was told lengthy solution :-D
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