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This problem trains for: SAT-I, AMC-8, GMAT, AMC-10.
Robin Hood and his Merry Men robbed the Sheriff of Nottingham of a round sum silver pennies. Friar Tuck divided the sum into three parts: one for the poor, one for the Merry Men's treasury and one for hiding where archaeologists might find it one day. First, he divided the loot into parts proportional to the numbers
(characters from Sir Walter Scott's "Ivanhoe")
The amounts for the first case are of the form:
The amounts for the second case are of the form:
We know that:
The total amount is the same in both cases:
and the total amount is: