Alice baked a certain number of pies. She gave 1/8 of the pies to her friends and 1/4 of the remainder to her neighbor She was left with 63 pies. How many pies did Alice bake at first?
Original count of pies is 96
Let the original count of pies be represented by
Thus for the remainder 'remove'
A quarter of this given to the neighbour
So the remainder after this is:
We are told that this count is 63. So we have:
Multiply both sides by