math!
posted by *Thara* on .
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:)

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

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 
Thnx so much!!!

You're very welcome, Thara.