# Examples of Uses of Ratio and Continued Ratio

**Example:**

A profit of Rs. 8920 is to be divided among four people in the ratios 5 : 9 : 11 : 15 respectively. How much does each partner get?

**Solution:**

Given Profit = 8920

Ratio between shares = 5 : 9 : 11 : 15

Sum of ratios = 5 + 9 + 11 + 15 = 40

1st Partner’s Share = x 8920 = 1115

2nd Partner’s Share = x 8920 = 2007

3rd Partner’s Share = x 8920 = 2453

4th Partner’s Share = x 8920 = 3345

**Example:**

A, B and C starts business with Rs. 5000 for 1 year, Rs. 6000 for 9 months and Rs. 3000 for 7 months. They earned a profit of RS. 3375. Find the share for each.

**Solution:**

Let the total profit = 3375

Ratio of investments

Ratio between their periods

Ratio of investments with respect to time

Sum of ratios = 20 + 18 + 7 = 45

Share of A = x 3375 = 1500

Share of B = x 3375 = 1350

Share of C = x 3375 = 525