Posted by ***Thara* ** on Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 10:12pm.

The Black's assets are to be divided among their three children Josh, Sanjeev, and Alan in the ratio of 8 : 6 : 3. For full marks your answer(s) should be rounded to the nearest cent.

a) If Josh received $9,500 from the sale of securities, what amount should Alan receive?

Answer!

J:S:A

8:6:3

$9,500:-:?(x)

9,500*3=8x

28,500/8=x

3,562.5=x

b) What amount should Sanjeev receive from the sale of his parents' boat for $32,000?

Answer!

32,000*6=8x+3x+6x

192,000/17=x

11,294.12=x

Answer for (a)3,562.5

Answer for (b)11,294.12

i hope i gotthis right too:)

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***Thara* **, Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 10:14pm
by the way if i want to round this to the nearest tenth how do i do it. 2.9474--> is it 2.9 or 3?:S

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 10:37pm
a. Right -- but rounding to the nearest cent makes it C$3,562.50

b. Right.

Rounding 2.9474 to the nearest tenth is 2.9

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***Thara* **, Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 10:41pm
Thnx so much!!!

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 10:58pm
You're very welcome, Thara.

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