# 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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Sathya said:   6 years ago
Super, Thanks @Ramesh.

Rajeel said:   7 years ago
Why 4x is subtracted with 3x in the solution? anyone can help?

Keshav said:   7 years ago
If rs 420 is divided between a and b in the ratio 3:4 then what is A's share? Explain properly.

Ralph said:   7 years ago
(2)

D Babu said:   7 years ago
a=5000, b=2000, c=4000, d=3000 c value greater then d 1000.
So, B shear 2000.

Ravi said:   7 years ago
@Deepa.

There are 4no.

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

The Question says c get Rs 1000 more than D which means.

We have C as 4x. And D as 3x so.
4x=3x+1000. Ok (ques says).
Then 4x-3x=1000.
Therefore x=1000.

We have to find of B. Then B has 2x=>2*1000=2000 (x=1000).

Priya said:   7 years ago
@Ramesh.

Deepa said:   7 years ago
Why we subtract 4x-3x?

Mounika said:   7 years ago
A:B:C:D.
5:2:4:3.
5x:2x:4x:3x.
C gets Rs.1000 more than D,
4x=3x+x.
3x+x=3x.
x is extra that is 1000 rs.
B's share is 2x.
That is 2*1000.
2000 B's share.

Ganpathkhan said:   7 years ago
A = 5x . B= 2x C =4x . D = 3x.

(A-B )- ( C-D)
(5x - 2x)-(4x -3x)
3x-1x,
2x,

C D =1000.
X= 2*1000 = 2000,
B = 2000.