July 17, 2020

# Simple Sums On Ratio And Proportion

Three men share some bags of cement in the ratio 3:4:5. If the smallest share was 36 bags, find the other shares

Solution

Ratio given : 3: 4: 5

Total ratio =(3+4+5) is 12

Fractional ratio = 3/12. 4/12….5/12

Smallest share = 12

Whole share = 36 is divided by 3/12

=144

Check your answer

Divide whole share by each fractional ratio

First share =3/12 times 14 4 equal to 36

Second share = 4/12 times 144 equal to 48

Third share = 5/12 times 144 equal to 60

First share is 36

The two other shares are 48 and 60

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