I can't get this to come to a whole number. Here is my attempt.

Call the number of spoons of sweets "n"

Okay, so now we have n- 5 spoons left.she took a spoon and gave 5 spoons of sweets to bhima.

Shazam! It magically changes to 2(n- 5)= 2n- 10!remaining sweets in the vessel doubled.

(2n- 10)- 4= 2n- 14She gave 4 spoons to arjuna.

2(2n- 14)= 4n- 28remaining sweets in the vessel doubled.

(4n- 28)- 3= 4n- 31She gave 3 spoons to dharma

2(4n- 31)= 8n- 62remaining sweets in the vessel doubled.

(8n- 62)- 2= 8n- 64She gave 2 spoons to nakula

2(8n- 64)= 16n- 128remaining sweets in the vessel doubled.

(16n- 128)- 1= 16n- 129She gave 1 spoon to sakadeva

2(16n- 129) = 32n- 254remaining sweets in the vessel doubled.

So 32n- 254= 1? If so then 32n= 255 but 255 is not a multiple of 32. At best, n= 7.96875. If it had been "2 spoonfuls of sweets", n would be 8.It was exactly equal to spoonful of sweets.

Question is how many sweets were present initially?

Each spoon contains how many sweets?

please give the answer with the medthodology.

Thanks

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