Tom and Sarah share some money in the ratio 3 : 5. If Sarah has £12 more than Tom, how much money does Tom have? so

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Tom and Sarah share some money in the ratio 3 : 5. If Sarah has £12 more than Tom, how much money does Tom have?
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    2021-09-04T17:12:52+00:00

    Given:

    Tom and Sarah share some money in the ratio 3 : 5.

    Sarah has £12 more than Tom.

    To find:

    The money does Tom have.

    Solution:

    Let the amount of money Tom and Sarah share are 3x and 5x respectively.

    Sarah has £12 more than Tom. So, the difference between Sarah and Tom’s share is £12.

    5x-3x=12

    2x=12

    x=\dfrac{12}{2}

    x=6

    Now,

    \text{Tom's share}=3x

    \text{Tom's share}=3(6)

    \text{Tom's share}=18

    Therefore, money received by Tom is £18.

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