1. ## Urgent help needed Please

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.

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2. Originally Posted by chhoeuk

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.

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

3. 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!