# Aptitude - Partnership - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Partnership - General Questions (Q.No. 6)

6.

A starts business with Rs. 3500 and after 5 months, B joins with A as his partner. After a year, the profit is divided in the ratio 2 : 3. What is B's contribution in the capital?

Answer: Option

Explanation:

Let B's capital be Rs. *x*.

Then, | 3500 x 12 | = | 2 | ||

7x |
3 |

14*x* = 126000

*x* = 9000.

Discussion:

35 comments Page 1 of 4.
Chandralesh Vishwakarma said:
2 months ago

Here, 3500/B * 12/7 =2/3 = 9000.

(1)

Caroline said:
4 months ago

Partnership formula

Partnership formula

Ratio of investment * time = Ratios of profit

3500 * 12 : x (unknown) * 7 = 2 k : 3 k.

I have used t as it's a substituted ratio

42000 : 7 x = 2k : 3k.

To find the value of k;

42000 = 2 k.

k = 42000/2 = 21000.

To find the value of x

7x = 3k,

7x = 3 * 21000

x = (3*21000)/7.

x = 9000.

Partnership formula

Ratio of investment * time = Ratios of profit

3500 * 12 : x (unknown) * 7 = 2 k : 3 k.

I have used t as it's a substituted ratio

42000 : 7 x = 2k : 3k.

To find the value of k;

42000 = 2 k.

k = 42000/2 = 21000.

To find the value of x

7x = 3k,

7x = 3 * 21000

x = (3*21000)/7.

x = 9000.

(2)

Kaushal said:
7 months ago

Can you explain 12*3500 /7x, what is the answer?

Pavan said:
1 year ago

Note: According to the question we can say that A invested for 12months and B invested after 5 months it means 12months-5= B invested for 7 months.

Then time ratios of A:B = 12:7

Investment = profit/ tim -> to find Investment.

Profit ratios 2 : 3.

Times ratios 12:7.

2/12 : 3/7 do cross multiplication.

ie. 2x7: 12x3.

14: 36 = 7 : 18.

Here

7Parts == 3500.

1p = 500 then.

18p = 18 x 500 = 9000.

Then time ratios of A:B = 12:7

Investment = profit/ tim -> to find Investment.

Profit ratios 2 : 3.

Times ratios 12:7.

2/12 : 3/7 do cross multiplication.

ie. 2x7: 12x3.

14: 36 = 7 : 18.

Here

7Parts == 3500.

1p = 500 then.

18p = 18 x 500 = 9000.

(1)

Anand said:
1 year ago

How come 14? please explain.

Omkar said:
2 years ago

Can Anybody explain this?

ABI said:
3 years ago

But B joined A after 5 months, which means that A had completed his 10 months of investment.

Thus the equation should be like:

(3500*10/x*5) = 2:3.

Right?

Thus the equation should be like:

(3500*10/x*5) = 2:3.

Right?

Naveen chandu said:
4 years ago

A starts a buisness after 5 months for 3500 rupees.

B joins with A.

A has start after 5 months and remaining months is' 7' why because 1 year =12 months. Let we take 7 is for B.

Then (3500*12/7) =2/3. For 2/3 is given for ratio.

14x=126000.

=>12600/14.

X=9000.

B joins with A.

A has start after 5 months and remaining months is' 7' why because 1 year =12 months. Let we take 7 is for B.

Then (3500*12/7) =2/3. For 2/3 is given for ratio.

14x=126000.

=>12600/14.

X=9000.

(1)

Tirth said:
5 years ago

First of the After a year write a question is 12 is month wise.

3500*12/7x = 2/3.

By cross multiplying, we get;

3500*12=4200 multiple by 3 (42000*3)= 126000.

7 multiple by 2 (7*2) =14.

Then 126000/14 = 9000 is the answer Answer.

3500*12/7x = 2/3.

By cross multiplying, we get;

3500*12=4200 multiple by 3 (42000*3)= 126000.

7 multiple by 2 (7*2) =14.

Then 126000/14 = 9000 is the answer Answer.

D Priya said:
5 years ago

@ Rokon Uddin.

They coined the term capital in the question.

So, it's obviously clear they are asking investment amount. Not the total amount.

They coined the term capital in the question.

So, it's obviously clear they are asking investment amount. Not the total amount.

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