Quandaries
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I have a problem solving project that has to be worked out backwards. Can you help me?


Hi Melody, I would construct a table with two columns, and a row for each event that happened. The two columns are "the number of fish before the event" and "the event". Here is my table.
Now start filling in the ble from the bottom up. The final number is 2 and hence, before she gave one to a friend, she had 3.
Before that, twothirds of her fish died. Hence the 3 fish she has now is onethird of the fish she had before that. Hence she had 9 fish before twothirds died.
Complete the table and then check your answer by going forward. Penny 

