word ratio question

• Oct 23rd 2009, 04:25 AM
andyboy179
word ratio question
this is my queston:
374 divided in ratio of 1:2. The second person shared his section between two people in ratio of 2:3. How much did each person get?

for the first bit i have to do, 374 divided 3= 124.7 (i think) 124.7+124.7= 249.3.
after that part im not sure what to do, could someone please explain! thanks
• Oct 23rd 2009, 06:55 AM
andyboy179
does anyone know how to do this?
• Oct 23rd 2009, 07:04 AM
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Originally Posted by andyboy179
this is my queston:
374 divided in ratio of 1:2. The second person shared his section between two people in ratio of 2:3. How much did each person get?

for the first bit i have to do, 374 divided 3= 124.7 (i think) 124.7+124.7= 249.3.
after that part im not sure what to do, could someone please explain! thanks

HI

the second person in this question refers to who ? The one who got 1 part of 374 or 2 parts of 374 ?
• Oct 23rd 2009, 07:41 AM
andyboy179
Quote:

HI

the second person in this question refers to who ? The one who got 1 part of 374 or 2 parts of 374 ?

i don't know, what i wrot down is what is in my exercise book, its prob the person who got 2 parts
• Oct 23rd 2009, 07:46 AM
Quote:

Originally Posted by andyboy179
this is my queston:
374 divided in ratio of 1:2. The second person shared his section between two people in ratio of 2:3. How much did each person get?

for the first bit i have to do, 374 divided 3= 124.7 (i think) 124.7+124.7= 249.3. correct
after that part im not sure what to do, could someone please explain! thanks

well , let me make a guess here .

The person who got the 2 parts (249.3) shared with another person in the ratio of 2:3

Use the same method you used to solve the first part of the question ,

249.3 divide by 5 , then times 2 and 3 respectively to get the amount each person gets .
• Oct 23rd 2009, 07:51 AM
andyboy179
Quote:

well , let me make a guess here .

The person who got the 2 parts (249.3) shared with another person in the ratio of 2:3

Use the same method you used to solve the first part of the question ,

249.3 divide by 5 , then times 2 and 3 respectively to get the amount each person gets .

so would the answer be: 124.7:249.3, 99.72:149.58?
• Oct 23rd 2009, 08:04 AM