Posted by **Kaylen** on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 4:52pm.

an estate valued at $62,000 is left by a will as follow:to each of two grandchildren a certain sum,to the son twice as much as to the two grandchildren together,and to the widow $2,000 more than to the son and granchildren together. How much goes to each? I tried by reading piece by piece and breaking it up but its gets more and more confusing...need help and understanding right away!!!:)

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**rachel**, Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 4:57pm
the 2 grandchildren each gets x dollars.

son gets 2(2x) dollars

widow gets 2(2x)+2000 dollars

all add up to $62000

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**rachel**, Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 4:58pm
sorry! theres a modification:

the 2 grandchildren each gets x dollars.

son gets 2(2x) dollars

widow gets 2(2x)+2000+2x dollars

all add up to $62000

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**rachel**, Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 5:00pm
solve for x and then find out how much each person gets using by substituting x to the values..

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