Jim Fleck won the lottery.
He spent two thirds of profits in a very posh house.
He spent two thirds of them had left the vessel.
Then came two-thirds of what was left of the hot air Ballon.
He spent £ 20.000 last is an impressive car.
How will win the lottery?

• beetleju

October 7, 2009 at 6:51 pm

£360,000 on his house.
£120,000 on his yacht.
£40,000 on balloon
£20,000 on his car.
He won £540,000 and hope he’s happy the jammy git…LOL

• IDFK!

• kattymck

October 7, 2009 at 7:39 pm

x=2/3x+2/9x+2/27x+20000

• Don E Knows

October 7, 2009 at 8:30 pm

Work backwards to solve this problem type.
20,000 is 1/3 of what ? — 60,000
60,000 is 1/3 of what ? — 180,000
180,000 is 1/3 of what ? — 540,000
So he won 540,000 pounds
Let’s check this out in the original problem
He spent 2/3 of 540,000 on the very posh house — or 360,000 — leaving 180,000
He spent 2/3 of 180,000 on the yacht — or 120,000 — leaving 60,000
He spent 2/3 of 60,000 on the hot air balloon — or 40,000 — leaving 20,000
He spent this all (20,000) on the flashy car, leaving him flat broke — but with lots of things to enjoy.

• DemonSla

October 7, 2009 at 8:34 pm

mike who the heck is jim in who cares if he spent that much money on that stuff how is this helping you sounds to me like you are ssovleing a math problem from school lol
any ways lol you did not mention how much he won you just said that slick jim won the lottery you said two thrids of this in that not how much he won start your question over in tell every body how much he won in then you will get a answer

• ollie_ho

October 7, 2009 at 9:21 pm

total winnings = £540,000
house = £360,000
yacht = £120,000
hot air balloon = £40,000
car = £20,000

• 8 million

• pandect 244

October 7, 2009 at 10:33 pm

x-20k=2x/3+2x/3*3+2x/3*3*3
x-2x(9+3+1)/27=20k
x/27=20k
x=27*20k
=540k
=540,000\$

• Bruce Wayne.

October 7, 2009 at 10:52 pm

Bundles.

• x(2/3) + x(2/3)^2 + x(2/3)^3 + 20,000 = x

• hobo uprising in wachovia

October 7, 2009 at 11:57 pm

a crapload of money

• Work it out from the bottom
20,000 on car = 1/3 price of of balloon
40,000 on balloon = 1/3 price of yacht
120,000 on yacht = 1/3 price of house
360,000 on house
20,000 + 40,000 + 120,000 + 360,000 = 540,000

• £540,000 !!

• Matthew H

October 8, 2009 at 2:41 am

£540,000