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Can You Solve the Shrinking Pool Math Problem?

The magical shrinking pool math problem will remind you of high school. You're going to need some knowledge of fractions to solve this algebra word problem.

Here's the Problem

A boy found a magical pool. Every time he jumps in the pool, the width shrinks by ⅓, and the length shrinks by ½. He jumps in the pool a total of three times. The final area of the pool is 4 square meters. The pool was originally 9 meters wide. What was the original length?

See if you can figure it out, then scroll down for the answer.

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Written by Curiosity Staff January 6, 2017

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