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Three individuals form a partnership and agree to divide the profits equally. X invests $4,500, Y invests $3,500 and Z invests $2,000. If the profits are $1,500, how much less does X receive than if the profits were divided in proportion to the amount invested?

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  1. Divided equally, X,Y,Z get 500 each
    Divided proportionally, X gets

    4500/10000 = 45% of 1500

    So, subtract 500 from that to get the difference.

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