Mom cooked up some bacon strips and left them out for her guys (Dad and three sons) to fend for themselves.

The first son took his fair share of one-quarter plus three more. (“Hey, I was hungry!”)

The second son took his fair share of one-third of the remainder plus two more. (“I’m still growing, you know!”)

The third son took his fair share of one-half of the remainder plus two more. (“Don’t look at me. The other guys are the pigs!”)

This meant that dad Did not get any. How strips of bacon did Mom cook?

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