# One third of the bagels in a bakery are sesame bagels. There are 72 sesame bagels. Can you write an equation to find how many bagels were there in the bakery?

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May 16, 2018

It turns out that there are

#### Explanation:

A common error that students make is to write

This is obviously not true!!

What they should write is that **of some number**

Let that number be

May 16, 2018

#### Explanation:

Let the total bagels in the bakery be