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 June 27th, 2013, 03:25 PM #1 Senior Member     Joined: Jan 2012 Posts: 745 Thanks: 7 Fraction Nmadi and Nwosu share a certian number of stamp in the ratio 5:8. (a) What fraction of Nwosu's share is Namdi's share? (b) If Nwosu has 368 stamps, how many stamps does Namdi have? What if the (a) question is put like this: What fraction of Namdi's share is Nwosu's share? How will you answer it?
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a) 5/8.

b) 5/8 * 368 = 230.

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 What fraction of Namdi's share is Nwosu's share?
8/5.

 June 27th, 2013, 05:10 PM #3 Senior Member     Joined: Jan 2012 Posts: 745 Thanks: 7 Re: Fraction I think I need to understand what the statement "What fraction of Nwosu's share is Namdi's share?" mean, before I can begin to assimilate the problem fully.

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