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From this you can see that if you know T you can find D and from D you can find P and then L. You didn't give any other restriction so it looks like I can choose T to be anything I want. For example it T = 1 then D = 2, P = 4 and L = 8. Similarly if T = 5 then D = 10, P = 20 and L = 40. In fact you might have T = 0 and then D = P = L = 0 and poor Chris is broke. Do you have any other information?  


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