Some money will be divided in the ratio of 1 to 2. Three times the smaller amount is one hundred seventeen dollars less than two times the larger amount. How will the money be divided?
Let the smaller amt = x and the larger amt = 2x
3x + 117 = 2 (2x)
3x + 117 = 4x
117 = x
The money will be divided as x : 2x = 117 : 234