MAth grade 8
posted by Aldwin on .
Meiling and meimei divide $69 to 2 shares.
3/4 meiling's share is equal to 2/5 of meimei's share. how much do they each get

let their shares be x and 69x
then (3/4)x = (2/5)(69x)
crossmultipy , (or multiply both sides by 20)
15x = 8(69x)
15x = 552  8x
23x = 552
x = 552/23 = 24
one gets $24 , the other gets 6924 or $45
check:
(3/4)(24) = 18
(2/5)(45) = 18 , looks good