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# Picking Apples

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## Picking Apples

While visiting an orchard, my son picked some apples, and so did my daughter. Together, they picked as many apples as I did. The three of us together picked as many apples as my wife. If my wife gave me a third of her apples, I would have sixteen more apples than her. How many apples did we pick in all?

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