# Thread: really hard percentage, ratio and indices question

1. ## really hard percentage, ratio and indices question

hi this is my question:

Ali has 12% of 350kg of apples, James had 13% of left over. Helen and Jack divided the remaining in ratio of 2:3.

how many kg of apples each person had?
write in form of indices
first of all i found out ali has 42kg of apples and james has 40.3kg of apples.

i don't know what to do on the rest, can anyone help please?

2. Ali has 12% of 350kg of apples, James had 13% of left over. Helen and Jack divided the remaining in ratio of 2:3.
First of all i found out ali has 42kg of apples and james has 40.3kg of apples.
Ali has 12 % of 350kg\of apples=42kg
James had 13% of left over=13% of 308 = 40.04 kg or 40 kg 40 g
Helen and Jack divided the remaining (267.96 kg) in ratio of 2:3
therefore Helen got$\displaystyle = 267.96\times \frac{2}{2+3} = 107.184 \ kg =107 \ kg 184 \ gram$
and Jack got$\displaystyle = 267.96\times \frac{3}{2+3} = 160.776 \ kg =160 \ kg 776 \ gram$

3. Originally Posted by ramiee2010
Ali has 12 % of 350kg\of apples=42kg
James had 13% of left over=13% of 308 = 40.04 kg or 40 kg 40 g
Helen and Jack divided the remaining (267.96 kg) in ratio of 2:3
therefore Helen got$\displaystyle = 267.96\times \frac{2}{2+3} = 107.184 \ kg =107 \ kg 184 \ gram$
and Jack got$\displaystyle = 267.96\times \frac{3}{2+3} = 160.776 \ kg =160 \ kg 776 \ gram$

how did u get james having 40.04 i got 40.3

4. Originally Posted by andyboy179
how did u get james having 40.04 i got 40.3
there is any mistake in your calculations

james had 13% of left over(350-40=308 apples)=13% of 308 = $\displaystyle \frac{13}{100} \times 308 =$ 40.04 kg or 40 kg 40 g

5. Originally Posted by ramiee2010
there is any mistake in your calculations

james had 13% of left over(350-40=308 apples)=13% of 308 = $\displaystyle \frac{13}{100} \times 308 =$ 40.04 kg or 40 kg 40 g

oh ye sorry i just saw my mistake, i understand now, i think, if i have any problems i will tell u on here in the next 15 minutes

6. i need to write how many kg of apples each person had in form of indecies

7. how would i write how many kg of apples each person has in indices???