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 February 20th, 2017, 09:02 AM #1 Newbie   Joined: Feb 2017 From: india Posts: 1 Thanks: 0 general math question Hi experts, Qus1) If John's money is 500 and Robert 's money is 800. then what times john's money then Robert 's money. Qus2) If John's money is 500 and Robert 's money is 800. then what times Robert's money then John 's money. Regards KS February 20th, 2017, 09:18 AM #2 Math Team   Joined: Jul 2011 From: Texas Posts: 2,927 Thanks: 1523 500(1.6) = 800 800(0.625) = 500 February 21st, 2017, 01:36 AM   #3
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 Originally Posted by ift38375 Hi experts, Qus1) If John's money is 500 and Robert 's money is 800. then what times john's money then Robert 's money. Qus2) If John's money is 500 and Robert 's money is 800. then what times Robert's money then John 's money. Regards KS
The question asks "What times John's money is Robert's money?" If you write this down as a formula, you get

1) John's money x something = Robert's money

We can find the something by dividing Robert's money by John's money.

something = $\displaystyle \frac{800}{500} = 1 \frac{3}{5} = 1.6$

2) This is the same question, except that this time we multiply Robert's money by something to get John's money (it's a different something)

Robert's money x something = John's money

however, the solution is calculated in a very similar way; we just divide John's money by Robert's money

something = $\displaystyle \frac{500}{800} = \frac{5}{8} = 0.625$ February 21st, 2017, 01:40 AM #4 Member   Joined: Sep 2016 From: India Posts: 88 Thanks: 30 1. Let Robert's money is $x$ times of John's money so, Robert's money = $x\times$ John's money $800=x\times 500$ $\dfrac{800}{500}=x=1.6$ 2. Let John's money is $y$ times of Robert's money so, John's money = $y\times$ Robert's money $500=y\times 800$ $\dfrac{500}{800}=y=0.625$ Tags general, math, question Thread Tools Show Printable Version Email this Page Display Modes Linear Mode Switch to Hybrid Mode Switch to Threaded Mode Similar Threads Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post nvidia Algebra 3 March 24th, 2012 12:37 PM johnny New Users 30 September 19th, 2009 01:49 PM rune2402 New Users 6 October 20th, 2007 07:14 PM Infinity New Users 5 September 25th, 2007 03:40 PM nvidia Number Theory 0 December 31st, 1969 04:00 PM

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