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After gathering 770 chocolates three girls divided them up so that amounts were in the same proportion as their ages. As often as mary took 4 chocolates, nelli took 3, and for every 6 that Mary received, Susie took 7. How many did each girl get?

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After gathering 770 chocolates three girls divided them up so that amounts were in the same proportion as their ages. As often as mary took 4 chocolates, nelli took 3, and for every 6 that Mary received, Susie took 7. How many did each girl get?

M:N = 4:3 = 12:9 M:S = 6:7 = 12:14 So, M:N:S = 12:9:14 => M gets 770*12 / (12+9+14) = 264 N gets 770*9 / (12+9+14) = 198 and S gets 770*14 / (12+9+14) = 308 -------- Total = 770 --------

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