# Problem on fractions

• Jun 30th 2014, 01:33 AM
burgess
Problem on fractions
Help me to solve algebra 2 homework

A sum of money is to be distributed among A,B,C,D in the proportion of 5 : 2 : 4 : 3, If C gets rs 1000 more than D, What is the share of A?

Thanks
• Jun 30th 2014, 01:37 AM
Prove It
Re: Problem on fractions
What on Earth is rs 1000?
• Jun 30th 2014, 06:46 AM
NameIsHidden
Re: Problem on fractions
Quote:

Originally Posted by Prove It
What on Earth is rs 1000?

It is the currency of India Rupees. Who on earth doesn't know ₹ (INR)
• Jun 30th 2014, 06:49 AM
NameIsHidden
Re: Problem on fractions
Quote:

Originally Posted by burgess
Help me to solve algebra 2 homework

A sum of money is to be distributed among A,B,C,D in the proportion of 5 : 2 : 4 : 3, If C gets rs 1000 more than D, What is the share of A?

Thanks

Ratios mean if A gets 5, then B gets 2, C gets 4, D gets 3. It is not necessary that A should get 5. If A gets 5 times x then B will get 2 times x(where x can be any number). Can you understand the concept behind it?
• Jun 30th 2014, 12:01 PM
Soroban
Re: Problem on fractions
Hello, burgess!

Quote:

A sum of money is to be distributed among A, B, C, D in the proportion of 5 : 2 : 4 : 3.
If C gets \$1000 more than D, what is the share of A?

We are given: . $\begin{array}{cccc} A&B&C&D \\ \hline 5a&2a&4a&3a\end{array}$

We are told that: . $C \:=\: D + 1000 \quad\Rightarrow\quad 4a \:=\:3a+1000$

Can you finish?
• Aug 21st 2014, 03:08 AM
burgess
Re: Problem on fractions
Thank you all for your replies...