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As they say, beggars can't be choosers, in fact begger take what they can get. A begger on the street can make one cigarette out of every 6 cigarette

butts he finds. After one whole day of searching and checking public ashtrays the begger finds a total of 72 cigarette butts. How many cigarettes can he make and smoke from the butts he found?

Its simple they said the beggar can make 1 cigarette out of 6 butts he got 72 butts there are 12 number of 6 butts in 72 butts because 6x12=72 so he can make 12 cigarettes out of 72 butts if he can make 1 cigarette out of 6 butts.

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First he can make (72/6) = 12 cigarettes. Then he will have 12 cigarette butts. He can make (12/6)= 2 cigarettes more then he will have 2 cigarette butts. Now he can't make more.