In the bowl

There are 12 pears in the bowl. Erik ate a third. How many pears remained in the bowl?

Correct result:

x =  8


m=12 e=m/3=12/3=4  x=me=124=8m=12 \ \\ e=m/3=12/3=4 \ \\ \ \\ x=m-e=12-4=8

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