Sharing a Quantity in a given Ratio

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Maths Note on Sharing a Quantity in a given Ratio, created by 11dphillips on 13/05/2013.
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Fiona won £85,000 in the lottery and decided to share it between Samuel and Thomas in the ratio 2 : 3

Work out how much Thomas and Samuel receive:2+3 = 5 parts     (add up the parts)5 parts is £85,0001 part is £85,000/5 (divided)            = £17,000Thomas receives 3 x £17,000 = £51,000Samuel receives  2 x £17,000 = £34,000    

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