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If miss penny inherits £1040 She decided to save some money and spend the rest. The ratio of savings to spendings is 5 : 8 How much does she save and how much does she spend??

 Apr 3, 2020
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To solve this problem, we can first do 8 + 5. 8 + 5 = 13.

Next, divide 1040 by 13. 1040 / 13 = 80. The 80 represents every 'part' of the ratio (in this case the 'parts' are 5 and 8). 

Finally, mulitply 5 * 80, and 8 * 80.

 

5 * 80 is the amount of money Miss Penny put into her savings, and 8 * 80 is the amount she spent. 

(You still need to simplify those expressions to get the answer)

 

I hope this helped! If I made a mistake somewhere or you want me to explain more on why I did those steps, please lmk! 

 Apr 3, 2020
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Thx for explaining so detailed but could u just tell me the answer xx

 Apr 3, 2020
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You're welcome. However, I will not straight up just give you the answer because I already gave you an explanation on how to solve this problem. This site is meant for learning, not for people to just get an answer then leave. 

milkcloud  Apr 3, 2020
edited by milkcloud  Apr 3, 2020

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