# can you determine the number of gumballs in the jar?

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In order to win a free laptop computer, students had to guess the exact numbers of gumballs in a jar. The students guessed 45, 41, 55, 50, and 43, but nobody won. The guesses were off by 3, 7, 5, 7, and 2 (given in no particular order). From this information.

can you determine the number of gumballs in the jar?

posted Jul 21, 2014

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`There are 48 gumballs in the jar`

45 + 3 = 48
41 + 7 = 48
55 - 7 = 48
50 - 2 = 48
43 + 5 = 48.

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