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Arithmetic Word Problems, 6

__Category__: Arithmetic

"Published in Newark, California, USA"
You collect balls. Suppose you start out with 7. John takes half of one more than the number of
balls you have. Since his mother makes balls, Peter decides to triple your balls. How many balls do you have at the end?
__Solution__:
The given word problem is about the application of four basic operations. At the start, you have 7 balls.
One more than the number of balls you have is 7 + 1 = 8 balls. Half of 8 is 4.
If John takes half of one more than the number of balls you have, then you have 7 - 4 = 3 balls.
Finally, if Peter tripled your balls, then you have 3 x 3 = **9 balls** at the end.