1212\frac{1}{2} of the diamonds he had then and 2 more besides. He escaped with one diamond. How many did he steal originally? " /> 1212\frac{1}{2} of the diamonds he had then and 2 more besides. He escaped with one diamond. How many did he steal originally? " /> 1212\frac{1}{2} of the diamonds he had then and 2 more besides. He escaped with one diamond. How many did he steal originally? " />

# The owner of a local jewellery store hired 3 watchmen to guard his diamonds, but a thief still got in and stole some diamonds. On the way out, the thief met each watchman, one at a time. To each he gave 12$\frac{1}{2}$\frac{1}{2} of the diamonds he had then and 2 more besides. He escaped with one diamond. How many did he steal originally?

• 136
• 225
• 3640
• 4None of these
Explanation:-

Solution:

$\frac{1}{2}$