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June 27th, 2013, 03:25 PM  #1 
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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? 
June 27th, 2013, 03:45 PM  #2  
Global Moderator Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada  The Forest City Posts: 7,968 Thanks: 1152 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond  Re: Fraction
a) 5/8. b) 5/8 * 368 = 230. Quote:
 
June 27th, 2013, 05:10 PM  #3 
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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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