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The total earnings for the four friends is <math>\$15+\$20+\$25+\$40=\$100</math>. Since they decided to split their earnings equally among themselves, it follows that each person will get <math>\frac{\$100}{4}=\$25</math>. Since the friend who earned <math>\$40</math> will need to leave with <math>\$25</math>, he will have to give <math>\$40-\$25=\$15</math> to the others <math>\implies\boxed{\textbf{(C) }\$15}</math>.<br>
 
The total earnings for the four friends is <math>\$15+\$20+\$25+\$40=\$100</math>. Since they decided to split their earnings equally among themselves, it follows that each person will get <math>\frac{\$100}{4}=\$25</math>. Since the friend who earned <math>\$40</math> will need to leave with <math>\$25</math>, he will have to give <math>\$40-\$25=\$15</math> to the others <math>\implies\boxed{\textbf{(C) }\$15}</math>.<br>
 
~[http://artofproblemsolving.com/community/user/jmansuri junaidmansuri]
 
~[http://artofproblemsolving.com/community/user/jmansuri junaidmansuri]
 
==Solution 3==
 
Note that they will each get an equal amount, or the average, so we have <math>\dfrac{\$15+\$20+\$25+\$40}{4}=\dfrac{\$100}{4}=\$25,</math> and so the person with <math>\$40</math> will have to give <math>\$40-\$25=\boxed{\textbf{(C) }\$15}</math> to the others.
 
 
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==Solution 4==
 
 
Notice that the friends have <math>\$15+\$20+\$25+\$40=\$100</math> combined. Hence, they should each have <math>\frac{\$100}{4}=\$25</math> if they are to slit the bounty equally. The answer then is <math>\$40-x=\$25 \Rightarrow x=\textbf{(C)}\ \$15 </math>.
 
 
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==See also==  
 
==See also==  
 
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Revision as of 19:53, 18 November 2020

Problem 2

Four friends do yardwork for their neighbors over the weekend, earning $$15, $20, $25,$ and $$40,$ respectively. They decide to split their earnings equally among themselves. In total how much will the friend who earned $$40$ give to the others?

$\textbf{(A) }$5 \qquad \textbf{(B) }$10 \qquad \textbf{(C) }$15 \qquad \textbf{(D) }$20 \qquad \textbf{(E) }$25$

Solution

First we average $15,20,25,40$ to get $25$. Thus, $40 - 25 = \boxed{\textbf{(C) }$15.}$. ~~Spaced_Out

Solution 2

The total earnings for the four friends is $$15+$20+$25+$40=$100$. Since they decided to split their earnings equally among themselves, it follows that each person will get $\frac{$100}{4}=$25$. Since the friend who earned $$40$ will need to leave with $$25$, he will have to give $$40-$25=$15$ to the others $\implies\boxed{\textbf{(C) }$15}$.
~junaidmansuri

See also

2020 AMC 8 (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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