Three Witches

Problem #52
Deadline to submit the solution: November 30th, 2001

 On the Halloween night the first witch said to the second witch: "I have twice as many candies as you have." The second witch looked at the third witch and said: "And I have 3 more candies than you." The third witch was sad. She said: "And I've got only 2 candies." How many candies did each of them have? Q1. The first witch? Q2. The second witch? Q3. The third witch?

Solutions:

ARJUN from USA
Grade: K Age: 5 School: HILLSIDE SCHOOL
Solution:
Q1: 10
Q2: 5
Q3: 2

THIRD WITCH HAS 2 CANDIES. SECOND WITCH HAS 3 MORE CANDIES THAN THIRD WITCH.3+2=5 FIRST WITCH SAID SHE HAS TWICER CANDIES THAN SECOND WITCH. SECOND WITCH HAS 5 CANDIES THEREFORE FIRST WITCH HAS 5+5=10 CANDIES.
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Sara from US
Grade: 1 Age: 6.5 School: PS 18
Solution:
Q1: 10
Q2: 5
Q3: 2

The third witch told us she had 2, the second said she had 3 more so I added 2 + 3 and answered 5. Then multiplied 2 x 5 since the first witch said she had twice as many and answered 10.
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John from UAE Middle East
Grade: I Age: 6 School: Modern High School
Solution:
Q1: 10
Q2: 5
Q3: 2

The 3rd witch admitted that she had only 2 candies. The 2nd witch has 3 more than 3rd witch. i.e. 2+3 = 5 candies The first witch has twice as 2nd witch i.e. 5+5 = 10 candies
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Meron from U.S.A
Grade: 2 Age: 7 School: Cameron Elementry
Solution:
Q1: 10
Q2: 5
Q3: 2

The third witch has 2 ,the second witch has 3 more than the third so it's five. The first witch has double than the second witch so it eqauls 10.
About me: I have a little sister that is 2.
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Kitkat from Philippins
Grade: 1 Age: 6 School: montessorie
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Kiki from US
Grade: 2 Age: 7 School: Prince George Elemen
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Cyrus from the united states
Grade: K Age: 5 School: homeschool
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