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Stage: 3 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1
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Three brothers and a sister shared a sum of money equally among themselves. If the brothers alone had shared the money, then they would have increased the amount they each received by £20. What was the original sum of money?

 

If you liked this problem, here is an NRICH task which challenges you to use similar mathematical ideas.

 

 

This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.