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# CBSE Class 10 Answered

The owner of a local jewellery store hired 3 watchmen to guard his diamonds, but a thief still got in and stole some diamonds. On the way out,the theif met each watchman, one at a time. To each he gave 1/2 of the diamonds had then, and 2 more besides. He escaped with one diamond. How many did he steal originally?
Asked by rushabhjain.avv | 07 Feb, 2019, 09:48: PM
Expert Answer

Let the thief originally steal x diamond.

According to the condition,

No of dimonds(1st wathchman) =
No of dimonds(2nd wathchman) =
No of dimonds(3rd wathchman) =
He escaped with one diamond.

Therefore the thief originally steal 8 diamond.
Answered by Yasmeen Khan | 08 Feb, 2019, 10:54: AM

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