Ally has a bag of candy. After dividing the candy equally among six people and eating 4 pieces of candy she had 7 pieces left. How many pieces of candy did ally start with?

Accepted Solution

Answer:66 pieces of candy.Step-by-step explanation:First I set up the equation:   (c/6)-4 = 7c represents the candy she started with.6 represent when she split the candy4 is the number of pieces she has eaten7 is the number of pieces she has leftafter setting up the equation, you want to add four to the other side to get 11c/6 = 7+4 --> c/6 = 11Then you want to multiply by 6 to get ride of the fraction to get a total of 66 pieces of candy.c =  11 x 6 -->  c = 66