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$3000 is distributed among A, B and C such that A gets 2 3 rd of w

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Rs. 3000 is distributed among A, B and C such that A gets 2/3 rd of what B and C together get and C gets 1/2 of what A and B together get. Find B’s share.
(1) 800
(2) 1000
(3) 1200
(4) 1500
(5) 1800
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Rs. 3000 is distributed among A, B and C such that A gets 2/3 rd of what B and C together get and C gets 1/2 of what A and B together get. Find B’s share.
(1) 800
(2) 1000
(3) 1200
(4) 1500
(5) 1800


From the question we know:

1) A gets 2/3 rd of what B and C together get
Lets assume B+C get x
=> 2/3x + x = 3000
=> x = 1800
A gets 2/3x = 1200

2) C gets 1/2 of what A and B together get
Lets assume A+B get y
=> 1/2y + y = 3000
=> y = 2000
C gets 1/2y = 1000

Hence B gets = 3000 - 1200 - 1000 = 800

Hence A is the correct answer.
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The ratio of A's share to the rest is 2 to 3, so A gets 2/5 of the total, or $1200.

The ratio of C's share to the rest is 1 to 2, so C gets 1/3 of the total, or $1000.

So B must get the remaining $800.
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IanStewart wrote:
The ratio of A's share to the rest is 2 to 3, so A gets 2/5 of the total, or $1200.

The ratio of C's share to the rest is 1 to 2, so C gets 1/3 of the total, or $1000.

So B must get the remaining $800.


Hello IanStewart!

Is it possible to apply this shortcutt to most of the problems related with ratios?

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jfranciscocuencag wrote:
Is it possible to apply this shortcutt to most of the problems related with ratios?


I'm not sure precisely what shortcut you mean, but there is so much variety in GMAT ratio problems that there could never be one shortcut that would solve 'most' problems.
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