Hi All,
Working through a 4-variable algebra question might take awhile. Thus, you might find TESTING THE ANSWERS to be an easier/faster approach.
While this question has a lot of details, the individual pieces of information aren't too tough to deal with. After reading the prompt, you should note two things:
1) We're asked to figure out how much money PETER has?
2) Peter has TWICE as much money as Saul
Looking at the Answer choices, I'm going to start with the 'easiest' answer for Peter - Let's TEST Answer D
Answer D: $200
IF....
Peter has $200
Saul has $100
Quirinal has $60 more than Peter = $200 + $60 = $260
Roderick has 20% more than Quirinal = $260 + $52 = $312
Total = $200 + $100 + $260 + $312 = 872
However, we're told that the group would end up having $1020, so Answer D is TOO SMALL. Thus, we need everyone in the group to have MORE money - and there's only one answer in which that would happen...
Final Answer:
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