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If $936 are divided between worker A and worker B in the rat [#permalink] ### Show Tags 17 Feb 2013, 17:49 1 This post received KUDOS 3 This post was BOOKMARKED 00:00 Difficulty: 25% (medium) Question Stats: 78% (02:41) correct 22% (01:56) wrong based on 129 sessions ### HideShow timer Statistics If$936 are divided between worker A and worker B in the ratio 5: 7,what is the share that worker B will get?

A. 58.12%
B. 58.33%
C. 58.55%
D. 58.76%
E. 58.97%

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The ratio a:b is 5:7, and therefore the share of B will be b/(a+b) or 7/(5+7). The solutions talk about percentages, so there is no need to multiply by the amount - $936 -, but this could be a different or potential question. Remember always that the share of a is a/(a+b) and the share of b is b/(a+b). [Reveal] Spoiler: OA Last edited by Bunuel on 18 Feb 2013, 03:02, edited 1 time in total. Renamed the topic and edited the question. Intern Joined: 15 Jan 2013 Posts: 39 Concentration: Finance, Operations GPA: 4 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 27 [0], given: 6 Re: If$936 are divided between worker A and worker B in the rat [#permalink]

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If $936 are divided between worker A and worker B in the ratio 5: 7,what is the share that worker B will get? A. 58.12% B. 58.33% C. 58.55% D. 58.76% E. 58.97% [Reveal] Spoiler: Resolution The ratio a:b is 5:7, and therefore the share of B will be b/(a+b) or 7/(5+7). The solutions talk about percentages, so there is no need to multiply by the amount -$936 -, but this could be a different or potential question. Remember always that the share of a is a/(a+b) and the share of b is b/(a+b).

B's share= 7/(5+7) of the total=7/12 of the total
B's percentage share= 7/12*100 = 58.33%
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12 Oct 2014, 10:22
If $936 are divided between worker A and worker B in the ratio 5: 7,what is the share that worker B will get? Consider the total amount as ( 50 +7 ) 12 So B gets 7/12 of the total share ( Whatever be the total wage ) , now we need to calculate the % share of B Hence B's wage as a % of the total wage is 7/12*100 => 58.33% _________________ Thanks and Regards Abhishek.... PLEASE FOLLOW THE RULES FOR POSTING IN QA AND VA FORUM AND USE SEARCH FUNCTION BEFORE POSTING NEW QUESTIONS How to use Search Function in GMAT Club | Rules for Posting in QA forum | Writing Mathematical Formulas |Rules for Posting in VA forum | Request Expert's Reply ( VA Forum Only ) SVP Status: The Best Or Nothing Joined: 27 Dec 2012 Posts: 1858 Location: India Concentration: General Management, Technology WE: Information Technology (Computer Software) Followers: 47 Kudos [?]: 1935 [1] , given: 193 Re: If$936 are divided between worker A and worker B in the rat [#permalink]

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If the required answer is in percentage, then the amount given $936 is a diversion. Not required in computation $$Answer = B = \frac{7}{7+5} * 100 = 58.33%$$ _________________ Kindly press "+1 Kudos" to appreciate GMAT Club Legend Joined: 09 Sep 2013 Posts: 13486 Followers: 576 Kudos [?]: 163 [0], given: 0 Re: If$936 are divided between worker A and worker B in the rat [#permalink]

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