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the sum of money is shared among 4 brothers. the eldest receives 2/7 of it and the next receives 3/5 of the remainder. If the youngest brother receives \$120 each, find the sum of money shared.

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Total = \$X.
Oldest = \$2x/7.
2nd Oldest = 3/5 * 5x/7 = \$3x/7.
3rd = \$x/7 = \$120.
4th = \$x/7 = \$120.

x/7 = 120
X = \$840.

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