# Maths question help

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Hello! Struggling with how to solve questions like this one, any input would be greatly valued.

Colin, Dave and Emma share some money.
Colin gets 3/10 of the money.
Emma and Dave share the rest of the money in the ratio 3:2.
What's Dave's share of the money?

Thanks in advance!
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4 years ago
#2
you could choose an amount for the total money:

eg € 200

then find 3/10.... see what is left & share it in the ratio 3 : 2
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4 years ago
#3
Rest of money is 7/10
Dave gets 2/5 of this, so he gets 7/10 * 2/5 = 7/25
(I think this is right?)
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4 years ago
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If Collin gets 0.3 (3/10) 0.7 is left over. It is shared between the other two with a ratio of 3:2. If you add the two you get a total of 5. Therefore, 0.7/5 is equal to 0.14. Dave gets 2 x 0.14 which is 0.28 meaning Emma gets 0.42, and since collin got 0.3 if you add the total you get 1.

(Original post by Lxcent)
Hello! Struggling with how to solve questions like this one, any input would be greatly valued.

Colin, Dave and Emma share some money.
Colin gets 3/10 of the money.
Emma and Dave share the rest of the money in the ratio 3:2.
What's Dave's share of the money?

Thanks in advance!
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4 years ago
#5
As Colin takes 0.3 out of the 1 or 10/10, 7/10 or 0.7 is left. Divide 0.7 by 5 (the total of the 3 and 2) to get what one portion of the ratio is. This gives you 0.14. 0.14x2=0.28 or 28/100 thats what Dave gets (I think) 😂😂. I hoped that helped
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4 years ago
#6
emma gets 0.42 dave gets 0.28
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3 years ago
#7
Mary and June win £200 at bingo, they share the amaunt in the ratio 3:2 how much does Mary get and how much does June get ?
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1 year ago
#8
Dan and David win some money and share it in the ratio 5:2. Dan gets £55. How much did they win in total?
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