And Then There Was One

Solve the following equation: If Jane has 2 glasses but broke 1 glass after x months and bought a new glass to replace the 2nd glass, and broke the 3rd glass after 4x months because she is a dumb bitch, how many glasses does Jane have left?

When I moved into my first apartment in 2019, I had two sets of everything. Two cups, two forks, two spoons, two dishes, two bowls, two wine glasses — you get it. A Noah’s Ark situation all up in my cupboard, largely due to sheer laziness and to prolong dishwashing for as long as possible, but also to prepare for the hazy possibility of having someone over. Fast forward to 2021, and I’ve somehow, miraculously, managed to break one of every single…

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