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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 proportionally,

    9x+7x+4x=1500
    x=75
    so X:Y:Z = 675:525:300

    So, 675-500 = 175 less

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    posted by Steve
  2. how did u get 9x+7x+4x=1500

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