Maggie bought 2 boxes of cupcakes for her daughters. She ate one cupcake herself and told her 3 daughters to share the remaining cupcakes equally. If there were c cupcakes in each box, what is the expression for the number of cupcakes each daughter gets?

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The total number of cupcakes is [tex]c+c=2c[/tex].  When Maggie ate one cupcake there are now [tex]2c-1[/tex] cupcakes left to divide between the 3 daughters. So each daughter gets [tex]\boxed{\frac{2c-1}{3}}[/tex] cupcakes.