Maharashtra State BoardSSC (English Medium) 7th Standard
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Jhelum and Atharva invested 2100 and 2800 rupees respectively and started a business. They made a profit of 3500 rupees. How should it be shared? - Mathematics

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Jhelum and Atharva invested 2100 and 2800 rupees respectively and started a business. They made a profit of 3500 rupees. How should it be shared?

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Solution

Let us find out the proportion of investments.
2100: 2800 = `2100/2800 = 3/4` = 3: 4.

∴ The proportion of investments is 3: 4.

The profit must also be shared in the same proportion.

Let Jhelum’s profit be 3x and that of Atharva, 4x. Then,

3x + 4x = 3500 as total profit is 3500.

∴ 7x = 3500

∴ x = 500

Jhelum’s share = 3x = 1500 rupees and Atharva’s share = 4x = 2000 rupees.

Concept: Partnership
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