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Inheritance of Three Sons

A man died leaving 3 sons, to whom he bequeathed his estate in the following manner: to the eldest he gave 184 dollars; to the second 155 dollars and to the third 96 dollars; but when his debts were paid, there were but 184 dollars left.  What is each proportion of his estate?

The Scholar's Arithmetic, Daniel Adams, 1812

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"Inheritance of Three Sons," Convergence (February 2006)