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Bicycles or Tricycles ?
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Last weekend, I went to play in the nearby park. It was real fun! I rode my new bicycle that Mom had gifted me on my birthday.
On reaching the park, I saw that there were a total of 16 bicycles and tricycles. If the total number of wheels was 39, how many tricycles were there?
Assuming 2 wheels for each cycle, 16 cycles will have 32 wheels. But, there are 39 − 32 = 7 extra wheels.
As bicycles have 2 wheels and tricycles have 3 wheels, there is 1 extra wheel per tricycle in the park. Thus, the 7 extra wheels belong to 7 tricycles.
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