Three friends divided some bullets equally. After all of them shot 4 bullets the total number of bullets remaining is equal to the bullets each had after division. Find the original number divided?

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Three friends divided some bullets equally. After all of them shot 4 bullets the total number of bullets remaining is equal to the bullets each had after division. Find the original number divided?

Ans =18
Explanation:
Assume that initial there were 3*X bullets.
So they got X bullets each after division.
All of them shot 4 bullets. So now they have (X – 4)
bullets each.
But it is given that,after they shot 4 bullets each, total
number of bullets remaining is equal to the bullets each
had after division i.e. X
Therefore, the equation is
3 * (X – 4) = X
3 * X – 12 = X
2 * X = 12
X = 6
Therefore the total bullets before division is = 3 * X = 18

Ansr is 6.
Suppose there are x bullets.then 4 bullets are shot.now total no. Of remainin bullets are (x-4).these (x-4) bullets are equal to the bullets each had after division i.e., (x-4)=(x/3).here x/3 is equal bullets divided among three frnds

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