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# Beggars can't be choosers

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A beggar on the street can make one cigarette out of every 6 cigarette butts he finds. After one whole day of searching and checking public ashtrays the beggar finds a total of 216 cigarette butts. How many cigarettes can he make and smoke from the butts he found?

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Out of 216 butts he made 216/ 6 = 36 cigarettes.

Then he got 36 butts from these cigarettes.
Out of these 36 butts he made 36/6 = 6 cigarettes.
Again he got 6 butts from these cigarettes; from these he made 1 cigarette.
Thus he could make and smoke 36 + 6 + 1 = 43 cigarettes.

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I know a better variant: 6 butts, you need 3 butts to make a cigarette.

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