Advanced Math/Proportions & Units
I have a question that I hope you can answer. This is not a homework question. I am not a student.
I want to solve the following by using a proportion, but I'm not sure what units to use on one side of the equal sign.
Two partners, A and B, share $1000.00 in a ratio of 2:3. How much does each get?
I know that one side of the proportion will have dollars as the units, but I do not know what units will be on the other side of the proportion. Can you explain?
?/? = $/$1000.00
Answers: Partner A: $400.00; Partner B: $600.00.
I thank you for your reply.
Actually the ratio will have no units (it will be $/$).
You get two equations:
$A + $B = $1000.
The first equation has unites of dollars on both sides, the second equation has none (it is "dimensionless", just an equality between two numbers.