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#1 brhan

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 06:34 PM

Twice four and twenty blackbirds
sitting in the rain
I shot and killed a quarter of them
How many do remain?
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Posted 04 March 2008 - 09:12 PM

Twice four and twenty blackbirds
sitting in the rain
I shot and killed a quarter of them
How many do remain?


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Posted 04 March 2008 - 09:13 PM

12
2(4+20)
2(24)= 48/4= 12
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Posted 04 March 2008 - 09:15 PM

or none for they flew away- but remaining from the original amount= not 12 = 36 would be left from the original
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Posted 04 March 2008 - 09:55 PM

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 12:22 AM

Twice four and twenty blackbirds
sitting in the rain
I shot and killed a quarter of them
How many do remain?

Seven.
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Posted 05 March 2008 - 03:07 AM

Seven....others will fly away....
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Posted 05 March 2008 - 11:25 AM

Seven remain dead...
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Posted 06 March 2008 - 01:03 PM

good job, guys. It is 7 or 12 ... where you put the parenthesis
(2*(4+20))/4 = 12

((2*4)+20)/4 = 7
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