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A total of j dollars is given to Abby, Bill, and Carla and divided equally among them. Then Abby gives Bill k dollars, Bill gives Carla 2k dollars, and Carla gives Abby 3k dollars. Afterwards, Abby has exactly half of all the dollars given to the three people. In terms of k, how much money was given originally to Abby, Bill, and Carla?

(A) 4k (B) 6k (C) 8k (D) 12k (E) 16k

no OA yet; will update as soon as they publish one

The alternative approach of back calculation used by smartmundu is correct but the process is lengthy and time consuming. A confusion with the answer to the question which asks 'how much money was given originally to Abby, Bill, and Carla?' Should this include the total amount (12k) or the amount given to them individually (i.e 4k)?

The alternative approach of back calculation used by smartmundu is correct but the process is lengthy and time consuming. A confusion with the answer to the question which asks 'how much money was given originally to Abby, Bill, and Carla?' Should this include the total amount (12k) or the amount given to them individually (i.e 4k)?

absolutely...i had the same confusion... the wording seems ambiguous....is it talking about the money given individually or collectively?

The alternative approach of back calculation used by smartmundu is correct but the process is lengthy and time consuming. A confusion with the answer to the question which asks 'how much money was given originally to Abby, Bill, and Carla?' Should this include the total amount (12k) or the amount given to them individually (i.e 4k)?

i solved this under 2 minutes..once u get used to back calculation then its like a cake walk

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