There is a very common problem in Maths where you are asked to split (or share) an amount into a given ratio,
The keyto solving these questions, as with all ratio questions, is to consider what 1 part is worth.
Example 1: Split £100 into the ratio 2:3?
Our first step here is to consider how many parts we need to split into.
With the ratio 2:3, there are 5 parts in total.
So if we are splitting £100 into 5 equal parts, each one is worth £20 (£100 ÷ 5)
Now we need to find what each section of the ratio is worth.
The 2 in the ratio is two parts, so this is worth 2 x £20 = £40
The 3 in the ratio is three parts, so this is worth 3 x £20 = £60
The last step is to check we have got this correct by adding them together. Do they add up to the £100 we started with?