Posted by matt on .
a sum of 102,000 is to be split by 3 people, (1) gets 5 times as much as (2) which gets 2/5 as much as (3).
how is this problem solved

math 
helper,
x = amount for 3
2/5 x = amount for 2
5(2/5 x) = amount for 1
x + 2/5 x + 5(2/5 x) = 102,000
Solve for x