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Generous Grandpa

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Puzzle ID:#677
Fun:*** (2.32)
Difficulty:** (1.29)
Category:Math
Submitted By:vikass***

 

 

 



Grandpa was feeling generous, so he gave
$100 to his five grandchildren. Starting
with the youngest, each got $2.00 more than the next younger one. In other words, the youngest got one sum, the next got $2.00 more, and so on.

How much did the youngest grandchild get?

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Comments

Sane**
Feb 14, 2005

x + (x + 2) + (x + 4) + (x + 6) + (x + = 100

5x = 80

x = 16
Sane**
Feb 14, 2005

= 8 + )
stil*us*
Apr 23, 2006

or figure the middle child gets the same as if the money were just divided equally $20. younger gets $2 less. Youngest gets $4 less, i.e. $16.
Jimbo*au*
Apr 10, 2007

Nice solution Stil!

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