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Four friends contribute sums of money to a charitable organization in Haiti in the ratio of 2:3:5:8. If the largest amount comtributed is $18,500, calculate the total amount contributed by the four people.

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    The ratios suggest that you must divide the 18500 into 2+3+5+8=18 parts. That makes 1027.77 per part

    The donations are then
    2055.55
    3083.33
    5138.88
    8222.22

    ignoring roundoff errors

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