# Ellen, Giselle, and Brenda bake 111 cookies. Giselle bakes twice as many cookies as Brenda. Ellen bakes 9 fewer cookies than Giselle. How many cookies does Ellen bake?

##### 1 Answer
Sep 26, 2016

$39$ cookies

#### Explanation:

Brenda baked $24$ cookies

since Giselle baked twice as many as Brenda, she baked 48
$\left(24\right) \left(2\right)$

Ellen baked 9 fewer than Brenda so subtract
$48 - 9 = 39$

if you add up the total of cookies you get $111$

$24 + 48 + 39 = 111$

(to get the answer for one person, you may just have to plug in random numbers to find out what works)