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Jas asked in Science & MathematicsMathematics · 2 months ago

Jerry and Mick share money in the Ratio of 2:3, Mick gets £900.  Work out how much Jerry gets.?

(Please tell me how to work it out, thanks)

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  • Ash
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    Jerry and Mick share money in ratio 2:3

    That means Jerry gets 2 parts while Mick gets 3 parts

    Given that Mick gets £900

    If 3 parts of Mick are equivalent to £900

    then 1 part will be = (1 part / 3 parts) * £900 = £300.

    So Jerry gets = 2 parts * ( £300 / 1 part) = £600

  • 1 month ago

    2:3=x:900

    900/3=300

    300*2=600

  • 1 month ago

    Add the ratios 2 + 3 = 5 

    Then divide £900 by '5'  which = £180. 

    £180. is the value of one ratio. 

    Hence 2 ratios ; 2 x 180 = £360. 

    And 3 ratios ; 3 x 180 = £540

    Hence 

    J:M::2:3::£360:£540 

    NB Verification; you have the sum correct if the ratio values sum to the original total.  In this case £360 + £540 = £900 ; TRUE>!!!!!

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    900 lb is 3/5 of the whole value of the money,

    then the total sum of the money=900(5/3)=

    1500 lb. Jerry gets 1500 lb-900 lb=600 lb.

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  • 2 months ago

    Jerry and Mick share money in the Ratio of 2 : 3.

    Mick gets £900. 

    Jerry gets £600.

  • 2 months ago

    2/3 = J/M

    2/3 = J/900

    1800 = 3J

    J =£ 600

    So Jerry gets £600... Answer//

  • 2 months ago

    Jerry and Mick share money in the Ratio of 2:3 → j/m = 2/3

    Mick gets £900 → m = 900

    You start from the first equation:

    j/m = 2/3

    j = m * (2/3) → recall: m = 900

    j = 900 * (2/3)

    j = 600 → Mick gets £300 more than Jerry →Jerry gets £300 less than Jerry

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Assuming Mick is the 3, Jerry gets £600. That is unless Mick is getting the whole amount and is supposed to figure out how much of it to give to Jerry, in which case he gives Jerry £540. It's hard to say because your question is unclear, the phrase "shares money in a ratio of" being nonsensical. 

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