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May 1st, 2013, 10:57 AM   #1
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Real world problem.

Hi, I am trying to distribute a figure using percentages.

Imagine I have a certain amount of money to share between 6 people, but I want 5 of the people to have the same amount and one of the people to have half the amount of the others.

Is there a concise method that I can use to calculate what percentage of the original figure to give them each?

Thanks!
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May 1st, 2013, 12:28 PM   #2
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Hi, I am trying to distribute a figure using percentages.

Imagine I have a certain amount of money to share between 6 people, but I want 5 of the people to have the same amount and one of the people to have half the amount of the others.

Is there a concise method that I can use to calculate what percentage of the original figure to give them each?

Thanks!
You are dividing the money into 5.5 parts, with 5 people each getting 1/5.5 and the other person getting .5/5.5.
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May 1st, 2013, 07:33 PM   #3
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Re: Real world problem.

Hello, TeRr0rP1n!

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Hi, I am trying to distribute a figure using percentages.

Imagine I have a certain amount of money to share between 6 people,
but I want 5 of the people to have the same amount
and one of the people to have half the amount of the others.

Is there a concise method to calculate the percentage to give each of them?





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May 2nd, 2013, 01:40 AM   #4
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Re: Real world problem.

Thanks for the help chaps/ chapesses! Seems so obvious when you put it like that!
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