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#1 2005-10-05 00:39:31

shianna
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Registered: 2005-10-05
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Help! Year 10 Ratios!

please help me on this question:

pam and janie invested $6000 and $9000 respectively in a business.

if the profit was $12000, how much should janie get if they divide the profit in the ratio of their investments?

i forgot how to do the workout and everything. please help!!

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#2 2005-10-05 00:51:51

mathsyperson
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Re: Help! Year 10 Ratios!

The ratio of their investments is 2:3, so the profit should be divided in that ratio.
Pam should get 2/(2+3) = 2/5 of $12000, which is $4800, and Janie should get 3/(2+3) = 3/5 of $12000, which is $7200.


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