Question: 144 beads were distributed among some children. If there were 3 children fewer each child would have got 16 beads . How many children shared the beads? Solution:

Let the number of children be x. Therefore if there would be 3 children less then each would have get 16 beads. That means number of children now=x-3 Therefore the condition can be written as : 144/(x-3)=16 of 16(x-3)=144 or 16x=144+48 or 16x=192 or x=192/16 x=12 Therefore numbers of children =12 ANS.