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# Overnight Lock Up

Mad Ade and two of his friends ( Smelly Nelly and Strange Bob O'Flatulent) accidentally got themselves locked in the store room of the "Sweaty Chef" kebab shop overnight. After several minutes of being locked in, hunger struck and Mad Ade found some unguarded kebabs in a box. The three friends divided the kebabs equally. After all of them had eaten 4 kebabs each, the total number of kebabs remaining is equal to the number of kebabs each had after division. How many kebabs had Mad Ade found in the box?

### Answer

18Assume that initially there were 3*X Kebabs.

So they got X kebabs each after division.

All of them ate 4 kebabs. So now they have (X - 4) kebabs each.

But it is given that, after they ate 4 kebabs each, total number of kebabs remaining is equal to the kebabs each had after division i.e. X

Therefore, the equation is

3 * (X - 4) = X

3 * X - 12 = X

2 * X = 12

X = 6

Therefore the total kebabs before division is = 3 * X = 18. Although by the time they were released the next day a lot more kebabs and numerous cans of pop had mysteriously "disappeared"

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