Posted by **Anonymous** on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 1:15pm.

Four friends contribute sums of money to a charitable organization in the ratio 2:4:5:7. If the largest amount contributed is $1.40, calculate the total amount contributed by the four people

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**Reiny**, Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 1:49pm
Let their amounts of contribution be

2x , 4x, 5x, and 7x

7x = 1.4

x = .2

so they contributed

$ 0.40 , 0.80, 1. 00, and 1.40

for a total of $3.60

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