Math

A man and his wife share a sum of money in the ratio 3:2. If the sum of money is doubled, then in what ratio should they divide it so that the man still receives the same amount?

  1. 👍
  2. 👎
  3. 👁
  1. man's present share = 3x
    wife's pesent share = 2x
    total = 5x

    after doubling: sum = 10x
    but he still wants only 3x
    so his fraction = 3x/10x = 3/10
    so his wife's share = 7/10

    they should divide it in the ration of 3 : 7

    1. 👍
    2. 👎
  2. man=60:40women

    1. 👍
    2. 👎
  3. Man’s share=3x
    Woman’s share=2x
    Total=5x

    5x+5x=10x. The man wants 3x
    Fraction: 3x/10x = 3/10
    Woman’s fraction= 7/10
    They should divide the ratio of 3;6

    1. 👍
    2. 👎
  4. Man's share= 3x
    Woman's share= 2x
    If we double the sum= 5x2=10x
    woman's share would be= 10x-3x=7x

    1. 👍
    2. 👎
  5. 3:7

    1. 👍
    2. 👎
  6. For the woman's fraction how it is 7/10 ?

    1. 👍
    2. 👎
  7. It should be 3:7
    Because if we double the answer should be 6:4 but the man should still receives the same amount so
    3: 4 + 3 = 3:7

    1. 👍
    2. 👎
  8. man's present share = 3x
    wife's pesent share = 2x
    total = 5x

    after doubling: sum = 10x
    but he still wants only 3x
    so his fraction = 3x/10x = 3/10
    so his wife's share = 7/10

    they should divide it in the ration of 3 : 7

    1. 👍
    2. 👎

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. maths

    Ali, Ben and Cathy share an amount of money in the ratio 6 : 9 : 10 What fraction of the money does Ben get

  2. maths

    john,peter and mary shared a sum of money in ratio 2:4:9.john and peter together received $360.how much money was shared?plz to show working

  3. Mathematics

    An amount of money is shared between Kofi and Ama in the ratio 3:5.if Ama received $4650.00,what is Kofi’s share.

  4. mathematics

    a sum of money is to be divided among A,B and C in the ratio 2:3:5. the largest share amount to $1200. calculate: the total sum of money to be shared ii} A's share iii} the percentage of the total amount that B receives

  1. math

    An amount of $9000 is divided among four persons A,B,C and D. The sum of shares of A,C and D is four times the share of B. The sum of shares of B and D is equal to four-fifths the sum of shares of A and C. Find the share of D.

  2. Algebra

    Ali musa and yussuf shared #420,000.00 in the ratio 3:5:8 respectivel find the sum of ali and yusuff 's share

  3. math

    Lisa and Ant share some money in the ratio 5:8. What fraction of the money does Lisa receive?

  4. Math

    A man made a will in which he left 4/9 of his money to his wife and 2/5 of the remainder to his eldest child. The rest was to be shared equally among his four younger children. If each of the younger children received #108,000;

  1. math

    ganga and atri start an enterprise by investing rs 24000 and rs 36000 respectively. their agreement is to share half of the total profit equally and then share the remaining half in the ratio of their capitals. if they share the

  2. maths

    A sum of money is divided among three persons, X,Y and z in the ratio of 10:7:5. if Y gets $14 more then Z, how much X will get and what is the total sum of money?

  3. math

    3 girls share a number of apples in the ratio 5:3:2. if the highest share is 40 apples, find the smallest share

  4. Math

    A man left 3/7 of his money to his wife, 1/2 of the remainder to his brother, and the rest he divided equally among his three children. If each of his children received $400, how much did his wife receive? I did this: Let the

You can view more similar questions or ask a new question.