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# A sum of $200,000 from a certain estate was divided among a  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics Author Message Manager Status: I will not stop until i realise my goal which is my dream too Joined: 25 Feb 2010 Posts: 190 Schools: Johnson '15 A sum of$200,000 from a certain estate was divided among a  [#permalink]

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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 of the estate and the oldest child received 1/4 of the reminder 2. each of the two younger children received$12500 more than the oldest child and $62500 less than the spouse OPEN DISCUSSION OF THIS QUESTION IS HERE: a-sum-of-200-000-from-a-certain-estate-was-devided-among-a-101954.html --== Message from the GMAT Club Team ==-- THERE IS LIKELY A BETTER DISCUSSION OF THIS EXACT QUESTION. This discussion does not meet community quality standards. It has been retired. If you would like to discuss this question please re-post it in the respective forum. Thank you! To review the GMAT Club's Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow these links: Quantitative | Verbal Please note - we may remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines. Thank you. _________________ Regards, Harsha Note: Give me kudos if my approach is right , else help me understand where i am missing.. I want to bell the GMAT Cat Satyameva Jayate - Truth alone triumphs Manager Status: I will not stop until i realise my goal which is my dream too Joined: 25 Feb 2010 Posts: 190 Schools: Johnson '15 Re: A sum of$200,000 from a certain estate was divided among a  [#permalink]

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But with more observation i found that correct answer is B( which was given in the prep)

1. S= 1/2 of 2L
C1 = 1/4 of 1L
no mention of C2 and C3.
Hence No

2. C2=C3=C1+12500=S-62500

C1+12500+62500=S
but we know that S+C1+C2+C3=200000
substituting for the above variables
S+C1+C1+12500+C1+12500=200000
S+3C1+25000=200000
S+3C1=175000
substituting for C1 with respect to S
C1+12500+62500+3C1=175000
4C1= 175000-62500-12500
hence it is possible to find out the value of C3( which is asked in the question)

Hence B.
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Re: A sum of $200,000 from a certain estate was divided among a [#permalink] ### Show Tags 04 Dec 2017, 00:45 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 --> insufficient, as no info about the other two children.

(2) Each of the two younger children received $12,500 more than the oldest child and$62.500 less than the spouse.

Let the sum received by each of the two younger children x, so total sum received by them is 2x;
Also the oldest child received $$x-12,500$$and the spouse received $$x+62,500$$;

So $$2x+(x-12,500)+(x+62,500)=200,000$$ --> $$x=37,500$$. Sufficient.

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