posted by Vic .
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?
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.