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Three sisters $(R, S,$ and $T)$ received a total of $24$ toys during Christmas. The toys were initially divided among them in a certain proportion. Subsequently, $R$ gave some toys to $S$ which doubled the share of $S$. Then $S$ in turn gave some of her toys to $T$, which doubled $T’$s share. Next, some of $T’$s toys were given to $R$, which doubled the number of toys that $R$ currently had. As a result of all such exchanges, the three sisters were left with equal number of toys. How many toys did $R$ have originally?

1. $8$
2. $9$
3. $11$
4. $12$

Try to solve it in reverse direction.
from equations it will not take more than 2 min

r   s    t

2(r-s)=8  , 2s-t=8, 2t-(r-s)=8

solving these , r=11, s=7 t=6
Initially :- r:s:t
r-s : 2s : t
r-s : 2s-t : 2t
2(r-s) : 2s-t : 2t - (r-s)
Now, all have same number of toys = 24/3 = 8
2(r-s) = 2s-t = 2t -(r-s) = 8
Solving these, r=11, s=7, t=6
thanks Sir ji :)

We can proceed in reverse order:

$R\quad S\quad T$
$8\quad 8\quad 8$

and apply the given steps in reverse. We will get,

$R\quad S\quad T$
$4 \quad 8 \quad 12$
$4 \quad 14 \quad 6$
$11 \quad 7 \quad 6$

Correct Answer: $C$

Nice
edited
I didn’t get it. Please explain anyone

Even 1    9   14

1  16    7

9   8    7

satisfies so 9 can be answer too.
No 9 can’t be the answer, you can’t just assume the proportion, you will have to derive it in the reverse order.

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