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A segment 150 cm long is divided into 3 parts in the ratio 2:3:5 how long is each part.

Answer please i did'nt understand if the answer is 15 or 50?

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First, let's clean it up by multiplying top (numerator) and bottom (denominated) by 100. Now we have 171/456.

Next, I use an old trick. If you add up the digits in a number and the answer is divisible by 3, the number is divisible by 3.

1+7+1 = 9 and 9 is evenly divisible by 3, so 171 is divisible by 3.

Similarly, with 456, 4+5+6 = 15 and 3 goes evenly into 15, so 3 goes in evenly to 15. Alternatively, we can take the answer 15, and go 1+5 = 6 and 3 goes evenly into 6 so 3 goes evenly into 456.

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Since 19 is common, we can divide top (numerator) and bottom (denominated) by 19.

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To solve this, you need to multiply the ratios together.
(2/5)*(3/4) = A/C
So (2*3)/(5*4) = A/C
6/20 = A/C
You can reduce that be dividing both sides by 2
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Here is an example:
Let X = 3
The problem states that A/B = 2/5
So let A = 2X & B = 5X
A = 2*(3) = 6
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Now check the ratio: 6/15 = 2/5. The same as what was given.
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Using the value of B that we just solved we get:
B = 15
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15/20 = 3/4
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It would seem to me that the answer was found at a grade 3 or 4 level

If you divide 288 by 4 you get 97. Then the 1 is carried to the 2 leaving 12. 12 divided be 4 is 3 leaving a result of 397.

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Leaving 5 divided by 5 equaling 1.

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This as mentioned would be at a grade 3 or 4 calculation with no understanding of how to properly divide.

I hope this helps and gives you the "A" you're looking for.

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