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    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.
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    Re: Ratio And Proportion Question

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

    calculate x
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    Re: Ratio And Proportion Question

    Quote Originally Posted by BahamaMathz View Post
    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.
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    Re: Ratio And Proportion Question

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