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A squirrel happens on a hidden lair of nuts. it decides to make the most of it by doubling the amount of nuts during the day and eat two nuts in the evening. by nightfall of the 3rd day there were 34 nuts in the lair. how many nuts were in the original found treasure? 6 10 12 8

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Melissa Norris on September 16, 2018

Initial quantity of nuts = xat the end of the first day (including the night): 2x - 2at the end of the second day (including the night): 2(2x-2) -2 = 4x - 4 - 2 = 4x - 6at the end of the second day (including the night): 2 [4x -6] - 2 = 8x - 12 - 2 = 8x - 148x - 14 = 34x = [34 +14]/8 = 48/8 = 6Answer: 6


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