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Four friends win $120,000 in the lottery, and they divide [#permalink]
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Four friends win $120,000 in the lottery, and they divide the winnings in a 1:2:4:5 ratio.
Quantity A 
Quantity B 
Te diference between the greatest share and the least share 
$40,000 
A. The quantity in Column A is greater B. The quantity in Column B is greater C. The two quantities are equal D. The relationship cannot be determined from the information given Kudos for correct solution.




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Re: Four friends win $120,000 in the lottery, and they divide [#permalink]
20 May 2018, 02:23
can anyone pls explain.



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Re: Four friends win $120,000 in the lottery, and they divide [#permalink]
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Bunuel wrote: Four friends win $120,000 in the lottery, and they divide the winnings in a 1:2:4:5 ratio.
Quantity A 
Quantity B 
Te diference between the greatest share and the least share 
$40,000 
A. The quantity in Column A is greater B. The quantity in Column B is greater C. The two quantities are equal D. The relationship cannot be determined from the information given Kudos for correct solution. Answer is C: 1x+2x+4x+5x=120000 x=10000 5xx=5*1000010000=40000



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Re: Four friends win $120,000 in the lottery, and they divide [#permalink]
22 May 2018, 06:08
adeel wrote: Bunuel wrote: Four friends win $120,000 in the lottery, and they divide the winnings in a 1:2:4:5 ratio.
Quantity A 
Quantity B 
Te diference between the greatest share and the least share 
$40,000 
A. The quantity in Column A is greater B. The quantity in Column B is greater C. The two quantities are equal D. The relationship cannot be determined from the information given Kudos for correct solution. Answer is C: 1x+2x+4x+5x=120000 x=10000 5xx=5*1000010000=40000 Thanks



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Re: Four friends win $120,000 in the lottery, and they divide [#permalink]
23 May 2018, 19:11
I have problem understanding when to ADD rations and when to multiply or use division to solve the ratio problem. how to know when to use what.



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Re: Four friends win $120,000 in the lottery, and they divide [#permalink]
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When divided on above ratio, the amount is broken into 12 equal parts, 1st person get 1/12th, 2nd get 2/12th, 3rd get 4/12th and 4th person get 5/12th.
So 1st person get 1/12th of 120000 which is 10000 5th erson gets highest share as he takes 5 out of 12 parts = 5/12*120000 = 50000
Difference between highest and lowest = 50K10K =40000
Hence both are equal.



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Re: Four friends win $120,000 in the lottery, and they divide [#permalink]
09 Jul 2018, 18:37
Bunuel wrote: Four friends win $120,000 in the lottery, and they divide the winnings in a 1:2:4:5 ratio.
Quantity A 
Quantity B 
Te diference between the greatest share and the least share 
$40,000 
A. The quantity in Column A is greater B. The quantity in Column B is greater C. The two quantities are equal D. The relationship cannot be determined from the information given Kudos for correct solution. My Answer is C




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