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# The 3 Men

3 men had $227 altogether. Joe had $35 more than George, while Craig had $7 more than Joe.

How much did they each have?

How much did they each have?

### Answer

Craig had $92, Joe had $85, and George had $50.Hide Answer Show Answer

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nice teaser... should be a good one for some of the younger kids here!

too rich 4 my blood

3 men had $227 altogether.

j + g + c = 227

Joe had $35 more than George,

j = 35 + g

while Craig had $7 more than Joe.

c = 7 + j

c = 7 + 35 + g

g = 227 - j - c

= 227 - (77 + 2g)

3g + 77 = 227

g = 50

j = 35 + g

= 85

c = 7 + j

= 92

j + g + c = 227

Joe had $35 more than George,

j = 35 + g

while Craig had $7 more than Joe.

c = 7 + j

c = 7 + 35 + g

g = 227 - j - c

= 227 - (77 + 2g)

3g + 77 = 227

g = 50

j = 35 + g

= 85

c = 7 + j

= 92

Algebra? Please...

227 - (35*2 + 7) = 150

150 / 3 = 50 (George)

50 + 35 = 85 (Joe)

85 + 7 = 92 (Craig)

227 - (35*2 + 7) = 150

150 / 3 = 50 (George)

50 + 35 = 85 (Joe)

85 + 7 = 92 (Craig)

G + G+35 + G+35+7 = 227

3G + 77 = 227

3G = 227 - 77

3G = 150

G = 150/3

G = 50

J = G+35

J = 50+35

J = 85

C = J+7

C = 85+7

C = 92

G + J + C = 50 + 85 + 92 = 227

3G + 77 = 227

3G = 227 - 77

3G = 150

G = 150/3

G = 50

J = G+35

J = 50+35

J = 85

C = J+7

C = 85+7

C = 92

G + J + C = 50 + 85 + 92 = 227

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