**Here’s one for the current events math wizards: **

**Three companies agree to split the $1,000,000,000 cost associated with a major oil spill cleanup, as follows: 1) B.P. agrees to pay four times the amount of Transocean Ltd.; 2) Halliburton agrees to pay one-fourth the sum of the amounts paid by B.P and Transocean Ltd. Combined. How much will each company pay?**** **** **

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Nope! Keep trying.

If X is the sum paid by Transocean

B.P. + Trans. + Hall. = 1,000,000,000

4X + X + (5X)/4 = 1,000,000,000

X = 160,000,000

B.P. = 4X = $640,000,000

Hall. = 5X/4 = $200,000,000

Trans. = X = $160,000,000

Yes Rool, those are the numbers we were looking for.

Great job!

You’re today’s winner.