2 part ratio and dividing up amounts
Ratios are used to divide a large amount up. The best way to tackle these are
Work out 1 part
by adding all the ratios
Fiona worked for 2 days on a farm and Molly worked 3 days on the farm. The farmer gave them £250. What would be the fairest way to split the money?
So the ratio is Fiona 2: Molly 3
Add ratio `=2+3=5` parts in all.
Now work out `1` part
(see our section on percentages for full explanation)
Now put divide sign in