Sheet # 157 Critical Thinking
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On the pirate ship there are 24 pirate swords. Each pirate has 2 swords.
1) If half the pirates lost a sword in battle and a quarter of the pirates each gained a new sword, how many swords would there now be on the pirate ship?
2) If a third of the swords were then lost, how many would there be left?
Answer for sheet # 157
There are 12 pirates. 24 swords divided by 2 = 12
1) 6 pirates each lost a sword. 3 pirates each got 1 sword. Number of swords are
24 - 6 + 3 = 21 swords
2) One-third of 21 is 7. 21 - 7 = 14 swords were left.