# Aptitude - Ratio and Proportion - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Ratio and Proportion - General Questions (Q.No. 3)

3.

A sum of money is to be distributed among A, B, C, D in the proportion of 5 : 2 : 4 : 3. If C gets Rs. 1000 more than D, what is B's share?

Answer: Option

Explanation:

Let the shares of A, B, C and D be Rs. 5*x*, Rs. 2*x*, Rs. 4*x* and Rs. 3*x* respectively.

Then, 4*x* - 3*x* = 1000

*x* = 1000.

B's share = Rs. 2*x* = Rs. (2 x 1000) = Rs. 2000.

Discussion:

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Siddhanta said:
3 months ago

Can anyone please explain me the sum in detail?

Shivu said:
1 year ago

The difference between the ratio of C and D is 1 but according to the question the difference is 1000, it means 1000 times than the shares of B 1000 times of the ratio given then the result 2000.

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Komali said:
1 year ago

Given A:B:C:D is 5:2:4:3.

Let take 'x' as constant.

A = 5x, B = 2x, C = 4x,D = 3x.

Given that difference between C and D is 1000 which means C is Rs.1000 more than D

then,

4x - 3x = 1000,

x = 1000 then,

B = 2x = 2(1000) = 2000.

Let take 'x' as constant.

A = 5x, B = 2x, C = 4x,D = 3x.

Given that difference between C and D is 1000 which means C is Rs.1000 more than D

then,

4x - 3x = 1000,

x = 1000 then,

B = 2x = 2(1000) = 2000.

SponBob said:
2 years ago

Consider that 1000 as x;

C gets 1000 more than D;

C+1000 = D;

D - 1000 = C;

Ratio is 5x, 2x, 4x, 3x;

A = 5*1000 = 5000.

B = 2*1000 = 2000.

C = 4*1000 = 4000.

D = 3*1000 = 3000.

C gets 1000 more than D;

C+1000 = D;

D - 1000 = C;

Ratio is 5x, 2x, 4x, 3x;

A = 5*1000 = 5000.

B = 2*1000 = 2000.

C = 4*1000 = 4000.

D = 3*1000 = 3000.

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Vipul Agrawal said:
2 years ago

Let their Ratio = 5X,2X,4X,3X.

C+1000 = D

C-D = 1000,

4X-3X = 1000,

X = 1000,

B = 2X = 2.1000=2000.

C+1000 = D

C-D = 1000,

4X-3X = 1000,

X = 1000,

B = 2X = 2.1000=2000.

Jeeva said:
2 years ago

The question that means if c gets 1000 more than d and this is a keyword.

That's while: c refers as 4x and d refers as 3x. which means 4x + 1000=3x

=> 4x-3x=1000

X=1000.

Thereby sub x=1000 in all term,

5x=5000 as A share,

2x=2000 as B share,

4x=4000as C share,

And 3x=3000 as D share.

That's while: c refers as 4x and d refers as 3x. which means 4x + 1000=3x

=> 4x-3x=1000

X=1000.

Thereby sub x=1000 in all term,

5x=5000 as A share,

2x=2000 as B share,

4x=4000as C share,

And 3x=3000 as D share.

Sudip Paul said:
2 years ago

A:B:C:D= 5:2:4:3.

A's money share = 5x

B's money share = 2x

C's money share = 4x

D's money share = 3x.

C get 1000 more than D.

C's money= D's money + 1000,

4x= 3x + 1000,

4x-3x = 1000,

X = 1000.

B's money share=2x,

= 2 * 1000,

= 2000.

A's money share = 5x

B's money share = 2x

C's money share = 4x

D's money share = 3x.

C get 1000 more than D.

C's money= D's money + 1000,

4x= 3x + 1000,

4x-3x = 1000,

X = 1000.

B's money share=2x,

= 2 * 1000,

= 2000.

Abisheak said:
2 years ago

Simple way to solve:

A : B : C : D = 5 : 2 : 4 : 3.

In this ratio, B's value =2.

B's share =1000(given) * 2 = 2000(option c).

A : B : C : D = 5 : 2 : 4 : 3.

In this ratio, B's value =2.

B's share =1000(given) * 2 = 2000(option c).

Abhimanyu Tiwari said:
3 years ago

@Santosh, Money is not equally distributed that is already given in question. Are you have some difficulty understanding this 5x thing?

Santhosh said:
3 years ago

In the question he didn't mention that money is equally distributed, so how could all take it as var x for all?

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