A man is walking down a road with a basket of eggs.

As he is walking he meets someone who buys one-half of his eggs plus one-half of an egg.

He walks a little further and meets another person who buys one-half of his eggs plus one-half of an egg.

After proceeding further he meets another person who buys one-half of his eggs plus one half an egg.

At this point he has sold all of his eggs, and he never broke an egg.

**How many eggs did the man have to start with?**

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**7 eggs.**

The first person bought one half of his eggs plus one half an egg [3½ + ½ = 4 eggs] This left him 3 eggs.

The second person bought one-half of his eggs plus one half an egg, [1½ + ½ = 2 eggs] leaving the man 1 egg.

The last person bought one-half of his eggs plus one-half an egg, [½ + ½ = 1 egg] leaving no eggs.