# Urgent help needed Please

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• Jul 14th 2007, 08:21 PM
chhoeuk
Urgent help needed Please
Please Help,

How do i work this out ?

Uncle Scrooge has asked for a strange bequest in his will. Huey is to receive 3 times as much as Duey, while Louie is to receive twice as much as Duey MINUS 1 Dollar. If the total amount to be divided between them if 107 Million Dollars, calculate how much each has to inherit.:confused::confused:

Please reply ASAP.

Thanks :)
• Jul 14th 2007, 10:56 PM
CaptainBlack
Quote:

Originally Posted by chhoeuk
Please Help,

How do i work this out ?

Uncle Scrooge has asked for a strange bequest in his will. Huey is to receive 3 times as much as Duey, while Louie is to receive twice as much as Duey MINUS 1 Dollar. If the total amount to be divided between them if 107 Million Dollars, calculate how much each has to inherit.:confused::confused:

Please reply ASAP.

Thanks :)

Let H, L and D denote how much each of the gets. Then the question specifies:

H = 3D
L = 2D - 1
H + L + D = 107000000

which you should be abl to solve.

RonL
• Jul 15th 2007, 06:04 AM
Soroban
Hello, chhoeuk!

Another approach . . .

Quote:

Uncle Scrooge has asked for a strange bequest in his will.
Huey is to receive 3 times as much as Dewey,
while Louie is to receive twice as much as Dewey minus 1 dollar.
If the total amount to be divided between them if 107 Million Dollars,
calculate how much each has to inherit.

Let $x$ = amount Dewey will get.

"Huey gets 3 times as much as Dewey."
. . Then Huey gets: $3x$

"Louie gets twice as much as Dewey minus 1 dollar.
. . Then Louie gets: $2x - 1$

The total of these amount is \$107,000,000.

There is our equation! . . . . $x + 3x + 2x - 1 \:=\:107,000,000$

Go for it!