# Dividing into ratios

A handy resource for dividing into ratios such as splitting sweets or money.

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Adam Taylor Maths revision notes 23/11/2016

DIVIDING IN A RATIO

Ratios are used when diving up amounts of something, and it's much easier than

you think.

For example,

Q: Share £200 in the ratio of 2 : 3.

Because 2 + 3 = 5, this means that there can

be 5 equal parts in all.

So, give one person 2 parts and another person 3 parts.

200 ÷ 5 = 40,

So one person gets £80

(2 x 40), and the other person gets £120 (3 x 40).

You can check and see that you've done it correctly by adding the two answers

together to create the original amount!

£120 + £80 = £200

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