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    Please help. Basic problem of fractions/ percentages

    If 2 workmen ( Jack and Jill ) split profit in a week on a 60/40 basis (in favour of Jill) So long as they work the same amount of time..

    What would the split be if Jack worked 2.5 days in a week and Jill only worked 2?
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    Re: Please help. Basic problem of fractions/ percentages

    you haven't given us any rule for splitting the profit when they don't work the same amount of time.
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    Re: Please help. Basic problem of fractions/ percentages

    I think thats what needs to be worked out.
    So if the usual split had been 50/50 then the profit would be divided by 4.5 then times by 2.5 to find jacks wages and the rest being 2(profit/4.5) would be jills
    but if the profit is not usually split equally ( in this case 60/40 ) what would the formula look like for the 2.5 and 2 day week?
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