# How many pieces of candy did each kid have?

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The kids on Abracadabra Street counted all of their Halloween candy. They had 18 pieces of candy in all.

Abby had fewer than 4 pieces of candy.
Billy had twice as much as Abby.
Charlie had twice as much as Billy.
David had 2 pieces more than Abby.

How many pieces of candy did each kid have?

posted Oct 28, 2015

Let's assume,
No of candy's to
(i) Abby =x
(ii) David =x+2 (Two pieces more than Abby)
(iii) Billy =2x (twice to Abby)
(iv) Charlie=2*(2x) (twice to billy)

Total candy pieces=18

therefore,
(i)+(ii)+(iii)+(iv)=18

x+x+2+2x+4x=18

``````                 x=2
``````

so
Ans is
Abby =2nos
David =4nos
Billy =4nos
Charly =8nos
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=18nos
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Abby has two.
Billy has four.
Charlie has eight.
David has four.

answer Nov 12, 2015 by anonymous

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