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Three people each contributed x dollars toward the purchase of a car. They then bought the car for y dollars, an amount less than the total number of dollars contributed. If the excess amount is to be refunded to the three people in equal amounts, each person should receive a refund of how many dollars?

A. \(\frac{3x-y}{3}\)
B.\(\frac{x-y}{3}\)
C.\(\frac{x-3y}{3}\)
D.\(\frac{y-3x}{3}\)
E. 3(x-y)

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Answer is A:

Total contribution is 3x
Total spent is y
Balance is 3x - y (Given)
To split the Balance equally among three is (3x - y) / 3
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Three people each contributed x dollars toward the purchase of a car. They then bought the car for y dollars, an amount less than the total number of dollars contributed. If the excess amount is to be refunded to the three people in equal amounts, each person should receive a refund of how many dollars?


Total money contributed to purchase car = x+x+x = 3x
Total money spent to purchase car = y
Therefore Total Balance = 3x - y

Balance to be refunded equally = \(\frac{(3x- y)}{3}\) ........... Answer A.....

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Three people each contributed x dollars toward the purchase of a car. They then bought the car for y dollars, an amount less than the total number of dollars contributed. If the excess amount is to be refunded to the three people in equal amounts, each person should receive a refund of how many dollars?

A. \(\frac{3x-y}{3}\)
B.\(\frac{x-y}{3}\)
C.\(\frac{x-3y}{3}\)
D.\(\frac{y-3x}{3}\)
E. 3(x-y)

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Total money contributed= 3x
money spent on purchasing car= y

money lest to be distributed among 3 people= 3x-y

money equally distributed= 3x-y/3

A is the answer
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Three people each contributed x dollars toward the purchase of a car. They then bought the car for y dollars, an amount less than the total number of dollars contributed. If the excess amount is to be refunded to the three people in equal amounts, each person should receive a refund of how many dollars?

A. \(\frac{3x-y}{3}\)
B.\(\frac{x-y}{3}\)
C.\(\frac{x-3y}{3}\)
D.\(\frac{y-3x}{3}\)
E. 3(x-y)

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Three people each contributed x dollars toward the purchase of a car.


Total contribution is 3x

Quote:
They then bought the car for y dollars, an amount less than the total number of dollars contributed.


Cost of car is C (say) = 3x - y

Quote:
If the excess amount is to be refunded to the three people in equal amounts, each person should receive


Refund amount per person is \(\frac{(3x - y )}{3}\)

So, Answer will be (A)

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