# Question #82e24

Apr 20, 2017

D) 23

#### Explanation:

You can do this question using simple linear equation.

Let the number of cans she collected yesterday be $\textcolor{red}{x}$.

The cans she collected today were ' double the number of cans that she collected yesterday, less 2 cans' i.e. $\left(2 \cdot x\right) - 2$.

But the cans she collected today are $44$.

Hence, $\left(2 \cdot x\right) - 2 = 44$
$\implies 2 \cdot x = 44 + 2$
$\implies 2 \cdot x = 46$
$\implies x = \frac{46}{2} = 23$

$\therefore x = 23$. D is the answer.