abby and berry share £22 in the ration 3:1

how much do each person get?

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  1. Let x be the larger amount.

    3/4 = x/22

    Cross multiply and solve for x.

    4x = 66
    x = 66/4
    x = 16.5

    22 - 16.5 = ?

  2. Divide £22 into (3+1) parts to get £5.50 for each part.
    Berry gets 1 part, so £5.50. How much does abby get (3 parts)?

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  4. Study both MathMate's and my answers. We did the problem differently, but both found the same answer.

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