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Allen and Ben are painting a fence. The ratio of the amount of work Allen does to the amount of work Ben does is 5:2. If the fence requires a total of 1400 square feet to be painted, how many square feet does Ben paint?

 Dec 8, 2020
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SO the ratio of Allen to Ben is 5:2. First, I would add them up. After that, I divided 1400/7 which equals 200. You have to multiply this by Ben's ratio which is 200*2 and that is 400 sq feet.

 Dec 8, 2020
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There  are  5 + 2  =  7 equal parts of work

 

Ben  does  2/7  of them

 

So

 

(2/7)  (1400)  =   2 ( 1400/7)  =  2 (200)  = 400......just as the Guest  found  !!!

 

 

 

 

 

cool cool cool

 Dec 8, 2020

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