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Dad made cookies. Dad ate 1 cookie. Dave ate 1/2 dozen cookies. Kate ate 1/2 of what Dave ate. Henry & Julie each ate 1/3 of what was left. Then Jake ate 1/2 of what was left. Mom ate 1 cookie. There was 1 cookie left. How many cookies were baked?

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Algebra is used to calculate the number of cookies.

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Let total cookies are x
Dad ate = 1 cookie
Dave ate = ½ dozen = 6 ...

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