# Jill sold half of her comic books and then bought 16 more. She now has 36. With how many did she begin?

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May 23, 2018

#### Answer:

The answer is 40

#### Explanation:

Start with 40 comic books. Divide in half is 20. Add 16 and you get 36. Try working backwards on these. Like 36-16 is 20...

May 23, 2018

#### Answer:

40 comic books.

#### Explanation:

Let's say she started with x comic books:

she sold

then she bought 16 more:

now she has 36 comics: