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    Alice, Ben, and Carol shared a sum of money. Alice received 1/5 of the money. The rest of the money was divided between Ben and Carol in the ratio of 1:3. If Carol received $6 more than Alice, how much money did Ben receive?
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    I would start by setting up the following ratio

    \text{Alice}:\text{Ben}:\text{Carol} = <br />
\frac{x}{5}:\frac{3}{4}\frac{4x}{5}:\frac{1}{4}\fr  ac{4x}{5}

    now make a relationship between Alice and Carol
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