# 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?
Rs. 500
Rs. 1500
Rs. 2000
None of these
Explanation:

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

Then, 4x - 3x = 1000 x = 1000. B's share = Rs. 2x = Rs. (2 x 1000) = Rs. 2000.

Discussion:
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Siddhanta said:   5 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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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