Alex, Bernard and Calvin shared the cost of a present. The ratio of the amount

paid by Alex to the total amount paid by Bernard and Calvin was 2:5. The ratio

of the amount paid by Bernard to the total amount paid by Alex and Calvin was

1:2. Bernard paid $20 more than Alex. How much was the cost of the present?

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Alex, Bernard, and Calvin shared the cost of a present. The ratio of the amount

paid by Alex to the total amount paid by Bernard and Calvin was 2:5. The ratio

of the amount paid by Bernard to the total amount paid by Alex and Calvin was

1:2. Bernard paid $20 more than Alex. How much was the cost of the present?

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Total cost of a present => **x**

Alex paid => **2/5x**

Bernard paid => **x/2**

**(x/2) - (2/5x) = 20**

**x = 200 **

jugoslav Oct 7, 2021