Published on October 19, 2014
The Problem… • Billy was out trick or treating. While peering into his bag, some bullies stole some candy. A goblin took away half of what he had, plus 1 more piece. Then, a ghoul stole half of what was left and an extra 2 pieces. After that, a ghost stole half of the rest, and an extra 3 pieces. Little Billy ends up having only 5 pieces of candy left in his bag. How many pieces did Billy originally have before it got stolen?