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Shekar gives a quarter of his sweets to renu and then gives 5sweets to raji he has 7sweets left how many did he have to start with?



Let sweets shekar had =x                                                                                    sweets he gave to renu =1/4 * x                                                                          sweets he gave to raji =5                                                                                     sweets left =7                                                                                                   so, 1/4x - 5 = 7                                                                                                    1/4x = 7+5=12                                                                                                    x=12*4=48                                                                                                        number of sweets shekar had=48                                    
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sorry. 1/4*x +5+7 =x. 1/4*x + 12=x. x-1/4*x=12. 3/4*x=12. x=48/3 = 16
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