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+ | Ashley, Betty, Carlos, Dick, and Elgin went shopping. Each had a whole number of dollars to spend, and together they had <math>56</math> dollars. The absolute difference between the amounts Ashley and Betty had to spend was <math>19</math> dollars. The absolute difference between the amounts Betty and Carlos had was <math>7</math> dollars, between Carlos and Dick was <math>5</math> dollars, between Dick and Elgin was <math>4</math> dollars, and between Elgin and Ashley was <math>11</math> dollars. How many dollars did Elgin have? | ||
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+ | <math> \textbf{(A)}\ 6\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 7\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 8\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 9\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 10 </math> | ||
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Problem
Ashley, Betty, Carlos, Dick, and Elgin went shopping. Each had a whole number of dollars to spend, and together they had dollars. The absolute difference between the amounts Ashley and Betty had to spend was dollars. The absolute difference between the amounts Betty and Carlos had was dollars, between Carlos and Dick was dollars, between Dick and Elgin was dollars, and between Elgin and Ashley was dollars. How many dollars did Elgin have?
See also
1997 AHSME (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
Preceded by Problem 21 |
Followed by Problem 23 | |
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All AHSME Problems and Solutions |