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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?

- $8$
- $9$
- $11$
- $12$

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