Elizabeth bought five bags of candy for Halloween. Forty-eight children visited her home and she gave each child three pieces of candy. At the end of the night she still had one bag of candy. How many pieces of candy were in each bag?
I actually know how to solve this pretty easily, but it asks to set up an equation and it also asks what x represents.
The way I did it was just take $48\cdot3=144$ pieces of candy, then I divided it by 4 since she used 4 bags of candy up to get $36$. Again, I am not sure how to set an equation up here. It just seems easier to go about it this way.