# Thread: how much does each child get??

1. ## how much does each child get??

HI

I don't know if this post is in the right place, but I been trying to sort this out, but have not come up with a solution, would be grateful if anyone can help.

There is a father who’s about to pass away, and he’s leaving his will to his three kids.

We do not know the wealth that the father has.

So he calls his sons:

He calls his first son and says: here is a £100 and 10% of the total left
He calls his second son and says: here is £200 and 10% of the total left
He calls his third son and says: here is £300 and 10% of the total left

All the three sons get the same amount money, how much does each child get and what is the total amount of the wealth.

2. So we start out with a total t. The first son gets $100 and 10% of what's left. So that would be: son[0] = 100 + .1(t-100), with t = t - son[0]. The second son now gets$200 and 10% of the remaining total. Set that up as: son[1] = 200 + .1(t-200). Again, we subtract t = t - son[1], to get the remaining total.