In three days Speedy the squirrel ate 30 peanuts. On both the second and third day, Speedy ate 7 peanuts more than on the day before. How many peanuts did Speedy eat the first day?


  1. Answer:
    3 peanuts
    Step-by-step explanation:
    x represents peanuts eaten on first day
    30 peanuts eaten in 3 days
    7 more peanuts eaten every day after first day which gives the equation:
    x+(x+7)+(x+14) = 30
    3x+21 = 30
    3x = 9


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