find the number of apples

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February 12, 2007 11:51pm CST
A man has an apple orchard.He sells to his first customer half of the apples;to the 2nd customer he sells half of the rest plus half an apple;to the 3rd customer,half of the remainder plus half an apple...and so on. To the 7th customer he sells half of what remains and another half apple .And that is what he had.How many apples did the farmer start with?
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@kamran12 (5556)
• Pakistan
28 Mar 07
i think 126 is the answer. 1. he sold 63 to first. 2. 31.5+.5=32 to second. 3. 15.5+.5=16 to 3rd 4. 7.5+.5=8 to fourth 5. 3.5+.5=4 to fifth 6. 1.5+.5=2 to sixth 7. .5+.5 =1 to seventh would like to know the actual answer