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An estate valued a $62,000 is left by will as follow: To each of two grandchildren a certain sum, to the son twice as much as the two grandchildren together, and to the widow $2,000 more than to the son and grandchildren together. How much goes to each?
Let's use algebra. both grandchildren together get g amount of money. The son gets s amount of money and the widow gets w
Originally Posted by aznmartinjai
You know that: g+s+w=62000
You also know that: s=2g
Substitute that in: g+2g+w=62000
So what you get is: g+2g+3g+2000=62000
Change things around: 6g=60000
divide by 6: g=10000
remember that g means the grandchildren put together, separately they get 5000 each.
Can you figure out the rest?
so each grandchildren gets 5,000, son gets 20,000, widow gets 32,000 right?