srichaks wrote:

Q:Three travellers meet each other for a meal.One of them had 9 loaves of bread, the second had 15 loaves of bread and the third had no food.They shared the food among them equally.If the third person paid $16 for his share of food, how should the first and second person respectively share this amount?

A:$4,$12 B:$8,$8 C:$6 $10 D: $2 $14

Please help me understand and solve the question.

Thanks

D it is.

A has 9 loaves, B has 15 loaves and C has none.

Total Number of loaves is 15+9=24 loaves

Shared by 3 people, so each person gets 24/3= 8 loaves

C pays $16 for 8 loaves, so each loaf costs 16/8= $2

A had 9-8=1 extra loaf (excluding wot he consumed), so he gets $2

B had 15-8=7 extra loaves , so he gest 7*2= $14.

hence, A:B= 2:14