# Find the original number divided

Question: 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.

18
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