## How Many Ice-Cream Sticks – Math Brain Teasers For Kids

This is a Math Brain Teaser for Kids, solve the question while

eating an ice-cream popsicle.

Question :

**3 friends divided some ice-cream sticks equally.**

**After all of them ate 4 ice-cream sticks each,**

** the total number of ice-cream sticks**

** remaining is equal to the ice-cream sticks**

** each had after division.**

**How many ice-cream sticks are there initially?**

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Answer :

**There are 18 ice-cream sticks initially.**

How do we get the answer 18 ? Let’s go through this step by step.

Step 1) **3 friends divided some ice-cream sticks equally.**

Hence, 3 * X ice-cream sticks initially and each got X ice-cream

sticks after division.

Step 2) **all of them ate 4 ice-cream sticks each**

All of them ate 4 ice-cream sticks. So, each have (X – 4) ice-cream

sticks remaining.

Step 3) **the total number of ice-cream sticks ****remaining is equal **

**to the ice-cream sticks ****each had after division.**

We’ll need to convert the statement to an equivalent equation,

**total number of ice-cream sticks remaining = ice-cream sticks each had after division**

*3 * (X – 4) = X*

*3X – 12 = X*

*3X – X = 12*

*2X = 12*

*X = 6*

Hence, the initial ice-cream sticks would be **3 * X = 18**

Did you get the answer correctly ?

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