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Rs.432 is divided amongst three workers A, B and C such that 8 times Aâ€™s share is equal to 12 times Bâ€™s share which is equal to 6 times Câ€™s share. How much did A approximately get?

A. Rs. 144
B. Rs. 133
C. Rs. 128
D. Rs. 112
E. Rs. 100

Rs.432 is divided amongst three workers A, B and C such that 8 times Aâ€™s share is equal to 12 times Bâ€™s share which is equal to 6 times Câ€™s share. How much did A approximately get?

A. Rs. 144
B. Rs. 133
C. Rs. 128
D. Rs. 112
E. Rs. 100

A B C = 8 12 6
Whenver ratios are expressed b/w A and B AND B and C. Easiest way is to cross multiply

Rs.432 is divided amongst three workers A, B and C such that 8 times Aâ€™s share is equal to 12 times Bâ€™s share which is equal to 6 times Câ€™s share. How much did A approximately get?

A. Rs. 144
B. Rs. 133
C. Rs. 128
D. Rs. 112
E. Rs. 100

I'm getting B here.. can someone let me know where my logic is wrong?

Rs.432 is divided amongst three workers A, B and C such that 8 times Aâ€™s share is equal to 12 times Bâ€™s share which is equal to 6 times Câ€™s share. How much did A approximately get?

A. Rs. 144 B. Rs. 133 C. Rs. 128 D. Rs. 112 E. Rs. 100

I'm getting B here.. can someone let me know where my logic is wrong?

The ratio is 8:12:6

so we know the grouping is by 26 .. (8+12+6)

Divide 432 by 26 and you get approximately 16.6

multiply this by 8 and I get approximately 133

I fall in the same trap. For this reason I changed slightly the problem to check if others would have done the same mistake. only one

Here is the original one:
Rs.432 is divided amongst three workers A, B and C such that 8 times Aâ€™s share is equal to 12 times Bâ€™s share which is equal to 6 times Câ€™s share. How much did A get? (1) Rs.192 (2) Rs.133 (3) Rs.144 (4) Rs.128

Rs.432 is divided amongst three workers A, B and C such that 8 times Aâ€™s share is equal to 12 times Bâ€™s share which is equal to 6 times Câ€™s share. How much did A approximately get?

A. Rs. 144
B. Rs. 133
C. Rs. 128
D. Rs. 112
E. Rs. 100

Rs.432 is divided amongst three workers A, B and C such that 8 times Aâ€™s share is equal to 12 times Bâ€™s share which is equal to 6 times Câ€™s share. How much did A approximately get?

A. Rs. 144 B. Rs. 133 C. Rs. 128 D. Rs. 112 E. Rs. 100

8A = 12B=6C

IE : 4:6:3

432/ 13 = 133 APPROX B is my answer

Yezz, one post above you, you'll find the answer...

And the original PS is without approximate values :
Rs.432 is divided amongst three workers A, B and C such that 8 times Aâ€™s share is equal to 12 times Bâ€™s share which is equal to 6 times Câ€™s share. How much did A get? (1) Rs.192 (2) Rs.133 (3) Rs.144 (4) Rs.128