# Problem #1660

 1660 On Halloween Casper ate $1/3$ of his candies and then gave $2$ candies to his brother. The next day he ate $1/3$ of his remaining candies and then gave $4$ candies to his sister. On the third day he ate his final $8$ candies. How many candies did Casper have at the beginning? $\textbf{(A)}\ 30 \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 39 \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 48 \qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 57 \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 66$ This problem is copyrighted by the American Mathematics Competitions.
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