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Mary and Laura's Cookies
Mary and Laura Ingalls each receive a cookie. Because they are thoughtful children, they want to share with their little sister Carrie. Because their math skills aren't very advanced, they each eat half of a cookie, but then realize that leaves a full cookie for Carrie.
How much should each girl eat in order to share equally among the three sisters?
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x(x - 2y) - 4 = 2y(x - 2y)
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3x - y = 10
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x2 - 4y2 = 108
x = 18 - 2y
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