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## Generous Grandpa

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 Puzzle ID: #677 Fun: (2.33) Difficulty: (1.3) 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?

\$16
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 Sane Feb 14, 2005 x + (x + 2) + (x + 4) + (x + 6) + (x + = 100 5x = 80 x = 16 Sane Feb 14, 2005 = 8 + ) stil 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 Apr 10, 2007 Nice solution Stil!