# Thread: Ratio And Proportion Question

1. ## Ratio And Proportion Question

Hey guys - I'm new here. I have a ratio and proportion question i need only to know how to do the question could you all show me how a questions such as this is worked out. and i'lll use the technique to post my answer then you all can tell me if its correct.

A sum of cash is to be evenly endowed among three relatives , Rosa-Maria , Juan-Hector Cortez, and Marriane-Delgadita in the ratio 2:5:8 respectively. If Juan Hector Cortez got 225 dollars more than Rosa Maria , evaluate the sum of money distributed.

2. ## Re: Ratio And Proportion Question

x*5/15=225+x*2/15

calculate x

3. ## Re: Ratio And Proportion Question

Originally Posted by BahamaMathz
Hey guys - I'm new here. I have a ratio and proportion question i need only to know how to do the question could you all show me how a questions such as this is worked out. and i'lll use the technique to post my answer then you all can tell me if its correct.

A sum of cash is to be evenly endowed among three relatives , Rosa-Maria , Juan-Hector Cortez, and Marriane-Delgadita in the ratio 2:5:8 respectively. If Juan Hector Cortez got 225 dollars more than Rosa Maria , evaluate the sum of money distributed.
2:5:8 is an "even" distribution? no matter ...

R gets 2x
J gets 5x
M gets 8x

... where 15x is the total sum.

J got 225 dollars more than R

5x = 2x+225

solve for x , then determine the distribution.

4. ## Re: Ratio And Proportion Question

Oh wow ... uHmmm Welll. .... Head hurting abit . Let me get out the white erase pad