Hello all, question share 70 pounds among 3 people so that 1 gets 1 and 1 third as much as either of the others. how much is the large share ?
im looking for the simplest method for ds to tackle these type questions.
Ps does any1 know of these type of questions having come up in previous cem exams.
No doubt someone will be along to say this is the worst possible way to do it, but...
Divide everything into thirds - two people have 3 thirds each and the third person has 4 ("one and one third as much as either of the others"), which is 10 thirds altogether.
Then divide the amount of money by the 10, which is £7 (i.e. per third), and allocate the ten £7s so that two people have 3x£7 (£21) and the person with the largest has 4x£7, i.e. £28.