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# A father wants to divide ₹ 1800 among his sons in the ratio of their ages. If one son is 12 years old and the other is 15 years old, then their respective shares would be

A
₹ 800 & ₹ 1000
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B
₹ 500 & ₹ 700
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C
₹ 300 & ₹ 600
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D
₹ 1200 & ₹ 1500
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Solution

## The correct option is A ₹ 800 & ₹ 1000Given, The ratio of ages =12:15=4:5 Total money =Rs 1800 So, the money has to be divided in the ratio 4:5. And total of ratio = 4+5 = 9 So, the multiplier = 1800÷9=200 ∴ Younger son's share =4×200=Rs 800 And older son's share =5×200=Rs 1000 Items in the Ratio Numbers in the ratio Share Multiplier Younger son 4 800 200 Older son 5 1000 200 Totals 9 1800 200

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