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    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.

    Please reply ASAP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chhoeuk View Post
    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.

    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.

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    Hello, chhoeuk!

    Another approach . . .


    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!

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