Posted by **Vic** on Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 9:24pm.

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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**Reiny**, Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 9:29pm
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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