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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsMathematics · 1 decade ago

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If 2 people purchased 4.8 grams of tobacco and one put in 30 dollars and the other person put in 20 dollars, how much would each person get

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Well, I'm going to assume that the amount they get is proportional to the amount of money they put in.

    Person A put in $30 and Person B put in $20. Total is $50.

    So A would get (30/50)*4.8=2.88g

    B gets (20/50)*4.8=1.92g

    Check it by adding the two up:

    2.88+1.92=4.8

    Answer makes sense.

  • 1 decade ago

    I would say, a real yen to quit smoking.

    However, one put in $30 = 3/5 of the total , and the other put in $20, 2/5 of the total so - the first fellow gets 3/5 of the 4.8 grams = 2.88 grams. The second fellow gets 2/5 of the 4.8 grams = 1.92 grams

    Check: 1.92 + 2.88 = 4.8 -

    ok!

    Source(s): Retired math teacher
  • 1 decade ago

    You need to make a percentage of money each person put in, then multiple your 4.8 by the percent each person "donated"

  • 1 decade ago

    30$= 2.88 grams

    20$= 1.92 grams

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