In this worksheet, we will learn how to share money in a given 2-part ratio.

__Example__

Share **£135** in the ratio **2:3** between two people.

**Method**

The first person will have 2 bags of money and the second person will have 3 bags. Each bag holds an equal amount of money.

We need to work out how much money there is in each bag.

Total number of bags = 2 + 3 = 5 bags.

Sum of money in each bag = £135 ÷ 5 = £27.

**Answer**

First person gets = 2 × £27 = **£54**

Second person gets = 3 × £27 = **£81**

**Check: **Total = £54 + £81 = £135