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A sum of Rs.8500/-is to be divided among 5 men, 6 women and 8 boys in the ratio of 10:7:1. The share of 01 boy will be:

Assuming the ration is in order of men, woman, boy, then

50 + 42 + 8 = 100, so each boy would get 85, each woman would get 595 and each man would get 850.

4250 + 3570 + 680 = 8500

50 is 5 men times their share (10) of the money, 42 is 6 women times their share (7) and 8 is 8 boys times their share (1).  Since there are 100 shares to divide amongst the ppl, each "share" is worth Rs85

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Lynn Houston


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