Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 2 - Real Numbers - 2.1 - Rational Numbers: Multiplication and Division - Problem Set 2.1: 81

Answer

Each child will receive 187,500

Work Step by Step

The estate is valued at 750,000. Only three-fourths of the estate is to be divided between children. So, we multiply 750,000 by $\frac{3}{4}$ to find out how much will be divided between children. 750000 $\times$ $\frac{3}{4}$ = $\frac{187500\ \times\ 4\ \times\ 3}{4}$ Cancel the common factors between the numerator and the denominator to obtain: 187500 $\times$ 3 = 562,500 562,500 will be divided between 3 children. To find out how much will each of them receive, we divide 562500 by 3 $\frac{562500}{3}$ = $\frac{187500\ \times\ 3}{3}$ = 187,500 dollars
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