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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