She opened the box and found a treasure equal to 1000 times the sum of the four numbers. How much was the treasure worth?

Source: *Oregon Mathematics Teacher*, Sept. 2000, p. 43

**Hint:** You do not have to use the clues in the order given. In fact, the latter clues are sometimes the most valuable.

**Solution Commentary:** According to the Source, the numbers are 7, 2, 10, and 14...making the treasure worth $33,000.

Do you agree with their answer?

Also, were all of the clues necessary?