A sum of money is divided in the ratio 4:3. The largest part is Rs 72. Find the smalest part?

2 Answers
Feb 25, 2018

Answer:

#54 \ "Rs"#

Explanation:

If the money is divided in the ratio of #4:3#, then #4# is the larger ratio. We got #72 \ "Rs"# in the larger part, so #1# part will be

#(72 \ "Rs")/4=18 \ "Rs"#

So, the smaller part will be

#18 \ "Rs"*3=54 \ "Rs"#

Answer:

If the largest part is #"Rs 72"#, that means #4 -> "Rs 72"#

Explanation:

Essentially, #4# represents #"Rs 72"#, so if you divide #"Rs 72"# by #4#, you get #"Rs 18"#. So each unit represents #"Rs 18"#.

Therefore, the smallest part must be

#"Rs 18" * 3 = "Rs 54"#