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May 1st, 2013, 10:57 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: May 2013 Posts: 2 Thanks: 0  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! 
May 1st, 2013, 12:28 PM  #2  
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May 1st, 2013, 07:33 PM  #3  
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May 2nd, 2013, 01:40 AM  #4 
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Thanks for the help chaps/ chapesses! Seems so obvious when you put it like that!


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