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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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    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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    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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    Thnx so much!!!

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    You're very welcome, Thara.

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