1978 AHSME Problems/Problem 5
Problem 5
Four boys bought a boat for . The first boy paid one half of the sum of the amounts paid by the other boys; the second boy paid one third of the sum of the amounts paid by the other boys; and the third boy paid one fourth of the sum of the amounts paid by the other boys. How much did the fourth boy pay?
Solution 1
If the first boy paid one half of the sum of the amounts paid by the other boys, that means that he paid of the total. If the second boy paid one third of the sum of the amounts paid by the other boys, that means that he paid of the total. If the third boy paid one fourth of the sum of the amounts paid by the other boys, that means that he paid of the total.
Summing it up, we get . Therefore, our answer is ~awin
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