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# A Man who died left an estate worth $111,000. His Will  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics Author Message TAGS: Manager Joined: 31 Jul 2006 Posts: 229 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 17 [0], given: 0 A Man who died left an estate worth$111,000. His Will [#permalink]  18 Jun 2008, 12:04
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A Man who died left an estate worth $111,000. His Will stipulated that his estate was to be distributed so that each of his three children received from the estate and his previous gifts, combined, the same total amount. If he had previously given his oldest child$15,000, his middle child $10,000 and his youngest child$2,000, how much did the youngest child receive from the estate?

A. $50,000 B.$ 48,000
C. $46,000 D.$ 44,000
E. $39,000 Time yourself on this one! CEO Joined: 17 Nov 2007 Posts: 3578 Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Other Schools: Chicago (Booth) - Class of 2011 GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V40 Followers: 406 Kudos [?]: 2140 [0], given: 359 Re: PS: Asset Distribution [#permalink] 18 Jun 2008, 13:19 Expert's post D 111000=(0+5000+13000)+93000 where, (0+5000+13000) - compensation for inequality 93000 - should be divided evenly be 3 So, 13000+93000/3=44000 ~1min _________________ HOT! GMAT TOOLKIT 2 (iOS) / GMAT TOOLKIT (Android) - The OFFICIAL GMAT CLUB PREP APP, a must-have app especially if you aim at 700+ | PrepGame CEO Joined: 29 Mar 2007 Posts: 2591 Followers: 16 Kudos [?]: 234 [0], given: 0 Re: PS: Asset Distribution [#permalink] 18 Jun 2008, 13:28 gmatcrook wrote: A Man who died left an estate worth$111,000. His Will stipulated that his estate was to be distributed so that each of his three children received from the estate and his previous gifts, combined, the same total amount. If he had previously given his oldest child $15,000, his middle child$10,000 and his youngest child $2,000, how much did the youngest child receive from the estate? A.$ 50,000
B. $48,000 C.$ 46,000
D. $44,000 E.$ 39,000

Time yourself on this one!

1min 39sec. I didn't understand what it was asking at first.

111,000+15,000+10,000+2,000=138,000. --> 138,000/3 =46,000 (even amount among the 3 children)

Youngest recieved 2,000. So from the estate he/she will recieve 44,000.
Re: PS: Asset Distribution   [#permalink] 18 Jun 2008, 13:28
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