When math involves cookies, we're interested. The cookies and jars brain teaser from the Math Meeting YouTube channel is a fun and fairly simple algebra puzzle.

The Problem

You have a bunch of cookies and jars. If you split the cookies into jars in groups of three, one jar will be empty. If you split them into groups of two, there will be one cookie left over. How many cookies are there? How many jars are there? (Hint: Use systems of equations to figure this one out.)

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Spoiler Alert! Here's The Answer

You have four jars and nine cookies. Check out the Math Meeting video to learn how this problem is solved.

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Written by Curiosity Staff December 27, 2016