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

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by susmitasim

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Sweets left with shekar = 7

sweets he gave to raji = 5

sweets given to renu = quarter of his sweets = 1x/4 = x/4

A.T.Q

7 + 5 + x/4 = x

12 + x/4 = x

x - x/4 = 12

4x - x / 4 = 12

3x/4 = 12

x = 12 * 4 / 3

x = 48 / 3

x = 16

Therefore , Shekar had total 16 sweets in the beginning.