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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:39 pm 
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Can you help us. Pls. How shall we solve. This problem

£12 is shared between Emily,Claire,and Jo in the ratio of 9:5:2

How much do they receive?


The answer is 6.75, 3.75, 1.50 but how


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:48 pm 
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£12 is shared between Emily,Claire,and Jo in the ratio of 9:5:2

So how many 'pieces' do you need to have if you are giving 9 to Emily, 5 to Claire and 2 to Jo? Once you know that then you can solve it.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:58 am 
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Imagine a bar of chocolate with enough pieces for everyone.
9+5+2.
16 pieces costs £12
8 pieces costs £6
4 costs £3
2 costs £1.50
1 costs £0.75


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:39 pm 
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Thank you


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