Dolores has a number of cookies and she does not want to tell the exact number. Instead, she gives a riddle. First, multiply the number by 2. Then add 2000 to the result. After dividing the answer by 2, the result is 1036. How many cookies does Dolores have?

Correct answer:

n =  36

Step-by-step explanation:

(2 n+2000)/2=1036  2n=72  n=36

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