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an estate was divided Among three heirs. After Andrea received 20% of the estate, her mother received 50% of what remained, leaving $20,000 for Andreas uncle. what was the total value of the estate?

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    after Andrea, 80% was left
    Mom got 50% of that , leaving 40%
    Uncle got that
    .4x = 20000
    x = 20000/.4 = 50000

    check: Andrea got 20% of 50000, which is 10000 leaving 40000
    Mom got half of that, or 20000, leaving 20000 for uncle.

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