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1. Find a number whose double exceeds its half by exactly 99.

2. A haulage contractor did not have room in his garage for 8 of his trucks. He therefore increased the size of his garage by 50 percent, which gave him room for 8 more trucks than he owned altogether. How many trucks did he own? [Note - He did not buy any more trucks after rebuilding his garage]

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- Joy

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1. Find a number whose double exceeds its half by exactly 99.

2. A haulage contractor did not have room in his garage for 8 of his trucks. He therefore increased the size of his garage by 50 percent, which gave him room for 8 more trucks than he owned altogether. How many trucks did he own? [Note - He did not buy any more trucks after rebuilding his garage]

Cheers!

- Joy

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Arulupinaustin2 X+ ½ X = X + 99

Which means:

4 X + X - 2 X = 99 ---> 3 X = 99 ---> X = 33

And since X = ½ N

N = the number we are looking for.

The number is 66.

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YoHfYoHf... that is some explanation! I didn't realise there were so many steps involved when I did it mentally!

Cheers,

- Joy [y]

Tearsofjoyanother explanation for the quizz2X+1/2X=993/2X=99-->X=66[Y]

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