Posted by rebeca on Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at 1:16pm.
Try this equation with x representing the total value of the estate:
.25x = x - 72,000
igot 45000 for an answer would that be correct?
How can it be $45,000 when we know that the son and daughter got a total of $72,000?
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ihave just tried to solve the problem and i got 90000
Good. You're closer. :-)
.25x = x - 72,000
72,000 = x - .25x
72,000 = .75x
72,000/.75 = .75x/.75
96,000 = x
To prove this answer, we can substitute 96,000 for x.
Or we can apply it to the problem. Mrs. Adams received 25% of 96,000 or $24,000. Her children received a total of $72,000.
24,000 + 72,000 = 96,000