# SOLUTION: : three tired and hungry men went to sleep with a bag of apples. one man woke up, ate 1/3 of the applaes, then went back to sleep. later a second man woke up and ate 1/3 of the rem

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Numeric Fractions Question 281873: : three tired and hungry men went to sleep with a bag of apples. one man woke up, ate 1/3 of the applaes, then went back to sleep. later a second man woke up and ate 1/3 of the remaining alpples,than went back to sleep. Finally, the third man woke up and ate 1/3 of the remaining apples. when he was fiished there were 8 apples left. how many apples were in the bag originally * create a solution that uses algebre and show all steps uses *create a solution that could be used by a grade 5 student show all steo uses last time i don't write the question right so the answer wasn't finishedAnswer by Greenfinch(383)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!1st man eats 1/3 of apples, so 2/3 left 2nd man eats 1/3 of residue (1/3 of 2/3 ) so 2/3 x 2/3 left 3rd man eats 1/3 of residue so 2/3 x2/3x2/3 left 2/3 x 2/3 x2/3 = 8/27. If 8 left, there were 27 to start with