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# Pumpkin

A particular pumpkin weighs ¾ of a kilogram plus ¾ of itself. How much does this pumpkin weigh?

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3 kilograms. Since this pumpkin weighs ¾ of a kilogram plus ¾ of itself, then ¼ of a pumpkin weighs ¾ of a kilogram and a whole pumpkin must then weigh 3 kilograms.Hide Answer Show Answer

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You didn't say that it was the same pumpkin it was 3/4 of! Good tzer anyhow.

Or the easy way:

3/4 + 3/4x = x

3/4 = 1/4x

12/4 = 4/4x

x = 3

3/4 + 3/4x = x

3/4 = 1/4x

12/4 = 4/4x

x = 3

No, the original answer was easier.

Of course it was phrebh!

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