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June 11th, 2019, 08:35 AM   #1
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Shopping Word Problem

How would I solve the following?

1 ) a b c d e went shopping
2 ) each had a whole dollar amount to spend
3 ) together they had 56 dollars
4 ) The absolute difference between what a and b had to spend was 19
5 ) The absolute difference between what b and c had to spend was 7
6 ) The absolute difference between what c and d had to spend was 5
7 ) The absolute difference between what d and e had to spend was 4
8 ) The absolute difference between what e and a had to spend was 11
9 ) How much did each have to spend?

I used a spreadsheet to find the solution, but wanted to know the algebra way:
a 21
b 2
c 9
d 14
e 10

Last edited by skipjack; June 11th, 2019 at 11:58 AM.
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https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?...,abs(a-e)%3D11

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