 Scan QR code or get instant email to install app

Question:

# John, Lucy and Emma share 60 pencils in a ratio of 4:5:6. How many pencils does Lucy receive?

A 20
explanation

60 pencils are distributed to John, Lucy and Emma in the proportion of 4:5:6.
First, add the numbers given in the proportion to get a denominator to use, in this case: 4 + 5 + 6 = 15.
Then, use 15 as the denominator to express each part in a fraction:
John gets $\frac{\mathrm{4} }{\mathrm{15}}$ of the 60 pencils.
Lucy gets $\frac{\mathrm{5} }{\mathrm{15}}$ of the 60 pencils.
Emma gets $\frac{\mathrm{6} }{\mathrm{15}}$ of the 60 pencils.
Multiply Lucy’s fraction by the total number of pencils (60) to get the number of Lucy’s pencils:
$\frac{\mathrm{5}}{\mathrm{15}} \times 60 = 20 pencils$

### Related Information Bebe____

4 years ago

I think this is a good app to use to review for the ATI TEAS. CupcakeTurner

4 years ago

I feel confident that adding this app to my studying regimen will enable me to score well on the TEAS. Shelly84852

4 years ago

This app is great practice.