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# Generous Grandpa

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?

$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?

### Answer

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## Comments

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

5x = 80

x = 16

5x = 80

x = 16

= 8 + )

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.

Nice solution Stil!

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