Hello. I am unable to understand this question. What does “balance” even mean?

Hello, @user1731

Just, Use the method of Backsolving,

Let’s say, Amount of the Estate = $108,000

Therefore according to the question,

Widow got = (108000/3) = $36000

Now the Balance Amount(Remaining Amount Left, after the Widow got her desired amount from the total) = (108000 - 36000) = $72000

So, each of her 3 sons got = (72000/3) = $24000

Now, the question says that the Amount received by the Widow and one of her sons must result in $60000.

So, as per our assumption, and the values we received,

Widow + 1 son = 36000 + 24000 = 60000. Therefore, we satisfied the condition given in the question, and our assumption is correct. So the Answer is C