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Mark, Jordan, Kenny and Gabriel shared $168. Gabriel received 1/7 of the total amount of money received by Mark, Kenny and Jordan. Mark received 3/4 of the total amount of money received by Kenny and Jordan. Jordan received 2/5 as much as Kenny. How much must Kenny give to Jordan so that they would have the same amount of money?

 Aug 23, 2021
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This isn't a question that could be solved very easily.

 

We try to list equations:

 

G = 1/7(M+K+J)

M = 3/4(K+J)

J = 2/5K

 

Let's Plug in:

 

M = 3/4(7/5K) = 21/20K,

 

G = 1/7(21/20K+K+2/5K) = 1/7(49/20K) = 7/20K

 

K = K

J = 2/5K

M = 21/20K

G = 7/20K

 

Now we split all of that $168 into these four parts. 4 parts combined is 56/20K, and thus K original has 168*20/56 = $60. J original has 168*8/56 =  $24

 

Now you can do the last step: $60 - $X = $24 + $X

 

Hopefully this proved to be helpful

 Aug 26, 2021

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