Cups on the Menorah

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The Menorah has two sides. On each side of the Menorah there are three branches. Each of these branches has three decorative cups. The central body of the Menorah (which holds the center lamp) has four decorative cups [Shemos (Exodus) 25:33-34]. How many total decorative cups are there on the Menorah?

 

(3 x 3) + (3 x 3) + 4 = 22 cups

(342)