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Can You Solve the Shrinking Pool Math Problem?

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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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