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# A sum of $200,000 from a certain estate was devided among a SORT BY: Tags: Show Tags Hide Tags Manager Joined: 04 Feb 2010 Status:GMAT Preperation Posts: 72 Own Kudos [?]: 1249 [78] Given Kudos: 15 Concentration: Social Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship GPA: 3 WE:Consulting (Insurance) Most Helpful Reply Math Expert Joined: 02 Sep 2009 Posts: 95503 Own Kudos [?]: 658485 [28] Given Kudos: 87257 Intern Joined: 06 Jun 2011 Posts: 17 Own Kudos [?]: 35 [17] Given Kudos: 2 General Discussion Manager Joined: 29 Jan 2011 Posts: 158 Own Kudos [?]: 738 [0] Given Kudos: 87 A sum of$200,000 from a certain estate was divided among [#permalink]
plz explain detail steps...

A sum of $200,000 from a certain estate was divided among a spouse and three children. How much of the estate did the youngest child receive? (1) The spouse received 1/2 of the sum from the estate, and the oldest child received 1/4 of the remainder. (2) Each of the two younger children received$12,500 more than the oldest child and $62,500 less than the spouse. Manager Joined: 10 Nov 2010 Posts: 129 Own Kudos [?]: 2740 [2] Given Kudos: 22 Location: India Concentration: Strategy, Operations GMAT 1: 520 Q42 V19 GMAT 2: 540 Q44 V21 WE:Information Technology (Computer Software) Re: sum of$200,000 [#permalink]
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where it is mentioned that s2=s3?
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Re: sum of $200,000 [#permalink] 2 Kudos GMATD11 where it is mentioned that s2=s3? B.Each of the two younger children received .... implying that both s2 and s3 received same amount. i hope its clear now Intern Joined: 01 Oct 2011 Posts: 4 Own Kudos [?]: 8 [2] Given Kudos: 0 Location: United States (NY) Concentration: Finance, Technology GMAT 1: 690 Q49 V34 GMAT 2: 710 Q49 V38 GPA: 3.5 WE:Information Technology (Computer Software) Re: sum of$200,000 [#permalink]
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There has been slight mistake in calculation, though it doesnt affect the final answer:

Second statement
S2=S3
S3=S1+12,500
S3=SP-62,500
Sp+S1+S2+S3=200,000

converting everything into S3
S3+62,500+S3-12,500+S3+S3=200,000
4S3=150,000
S3=37,500
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Re: A sum of $200,000 from a certain estate was devided among a [#permalink] 3 Kudos Let´s call s for spouse and a, b, c to the children from younger to older Question Stem 200,000 = s + a + b + c Statement 1 s = 100,000 c = 25,000 We have 4 variables and 3 equations, hence we cannot solve. Not sufficient Statement 2 Here´s the catch! The question stem can be rewritten as 200,000 = s + 2a + c a = c + 12,500 a = s – 62,500 Since we now have 3 variables and 3 equations, we can solve. Sufficient. Please let me know with Kudos if you find my response elegant! Manager Joined: 13 Mar 2013 Posts: 135 Own Kudos [?]: 298 [0] Given Kudos: 25 Location: United States Concentration: Leadership, Technology GPA: 3.5 WE:Engineering (Telecommunications) Re: A sum of$200,000 from a certain estate was devided among a [#permalink]
Its a C trap Question
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A sum of $200,000 from a certain estate was devided among a [#permalink] 1 Bookmarks Expert Reply Here is a visual that should help. Notice that it doesn't say anywhere that the funds were divided equally, so don't assume this! TIP: if the funds were divided equally, then you would know the answer to the question prior to either of the conditions. This never happens on DS. Thus, this is a red flag that indicates you are misinterpreting the question. I didn't have time to complete the question before the lesson was over, but once I realized that I could solve for all three variables (y, m, and s) in terms of "old", I knew that condition #2 was was sufficient. (I wrote "old" instead of the variable "o" because I didn't want to get it confused with the number zero.) Attachments Screen Shot 2016-03-28 at 6.22.20 PM.png [ 114.4 KiB | Viewed 27294 times ] Manager Joined: 09 May 2017 Posts: 178 Own Kudos [?]: 317 [1] Given Kudos: 779 Location: Iran (Islamic Republic of) GMAT 1: 430 Q39 V12 Re: A sum of$200,000 from a certain estate was devided among a [#permalink]
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its a bit confusing . the question says what is youngest .......but in B answer we encounter 2 younger !!! how we can interpret that ?
youngest is unique but we calculate 2 !!!! could any one say why ?
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Re: A sum of $200,000 from a certain estate was devided among a [#permalink] swetamurthy GMATD11 where it is mentioned that s2=s3? B.Each of the two younger children received .... implying that both s2 and s3 received same amount. i hope its clear now great word play. really missed that step. I was keen to find that they have not mentioned youngest child. silly silly mistake. Intern Joined: 29 May 2020 Posts: 14 Own Kudos [?]: 8 [0] Given Kudos: 94 Re: A sum of$200,000 from a certain estate was devided among a [#permalink]
in DS never write down the actual RAW numbers.....

I use the following strategies.... when I know that I have a raw number I just annotate #

if you have any questions on how I use this strategy and how it may be useful feel free to ask
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