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posted by rebeca .
in his will,mr.adams left 25% of his estate to his wife and unevenly divided the rest of the balance between his son and daughter.if the son received $36,000 as his share,what was the total value of the estate?

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
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