# Thread: Algebra

1. ## Algebra

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 $6 more than Alice, how much money did Ben receive? 2. I would start by setting up the following ratio$\displaystyle \text{Alice}:\text{Ben}:\text{Carol} =
\frac{x}{5}:\frac{3}{4}\frac{4x}{5}:\frac{1}{4}\fr ac{4x}{5} \$

now make a relationship between Alice and Carol