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Puzzle No. 119 – Thursday December 14

A bakery has prepared a batch of mince pies. The first customer to the store purchases ¾ for a Christmas party that evening. The second customer takes half of the remaining, then buys seven more for a friend. The third customer takes the last 9 of the batch. How many were there to start with?

Today’s Christmas #PuzzleForToday has been set by Tes who host a full curriculum of maths lessons developed in collaboration with White Rose Maths available for free on its Maths Mastery site.

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