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 October 6th, 2015, 11:08 AM #1 Newbie   Joined: Oct 2015 From: Lancashire Posts: 2 Thanks: 0 Can't get my head around it Hi all, I hope someone can help My 2 daughters lent £4500 and £3500 The total amount payable is £8327 The 24 monthly payments are £347 What % should each daughter pay?
 October 6th, 2015, 01:08 PM #2 Math Team   Joined: Jan 2015 From: Alabama Posts: 3,261 Thanks: 894 I assume you mean your daughters borrowed £4500 and £3500 rather than "lent". That adds to £8000. The first daughter borrowed $\displaystyle \frac{4500}{8000}= \frac{9}{16}$ which is 56.25% and the second $\displaystyle \frac{35000}{8000}= \frac{7}{16}$ which is 43.75%.
 October 6th, 2015, 01:17 PM #3 Global Moderator   Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 19,731 Thanks: 1808 If the 24 monthly payments are all exactly £347, the total payable is £8328.
 October 6th, 2015, 09:44 PM #4 Newbie   Joined: Oct 2015 From: Lancashire Posts: 2 Thanks: 0 Thanks for the replies I was able to sort it out with your help

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