A thief steals a number of rare plants from a nursery. On the way out, the thief meets three security guards, one after another. To each security guard, the thief is forced to give one-half of the plants that he still had, plus 2 more. Finally, the thief leaves the nursery with 10 plants. How many plants were originally stolen?

stole64 plants.## What is arithmetic?

mathematics, it deals with numbers ofoperationsaccording to the statements.Let the number of plants

originally stolenby the thief be x.On the way out, the thief meets three security guards, one after another. To each security guard, the thief is forced to give

one–halfof the plants that he still had, plus 2 more.For gourd 1 the planet is given = 1/2 x

For gourd 2 the planet is given = 1/2 * 1/2 x = 1/4 x

For gourd 3 the planet is given = 1/2*1/4 x = 1/8 x

Total plant given to the gourds = 1/2x +1/4x +1/8x + 2 = 7/x/8x +2

Finally, the thief leaves the nursery with 10 plants

x – 7x/8 + 2 = 10

x/8 = 8

x = 64

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