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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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Twice four and twenty blackbirds

sitting in the rain

I shot and killed a quarter of them

How many do remain?

Just one (deaf), all the others flew away

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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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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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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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