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    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
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    does anyone know how to do this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyboy179 View Post
    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 ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mathaddict View Post
    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyboy179 View Post
    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 .
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    Quote Originally Posted by mathaddict View Post
    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyboy179 View Post
    so would the answer be: 124.7:249.3, 99.72:149.58?
    yes .
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