QA – Placement Quizzes | Ratio and Proportion | Question 6

A certain amount of money is distributed between Alfred, Adam, Harry and Leo in the proportion of 5:2:4:3. Harry’s share is Rs 1000 more than Leo’s share. How much money does Adam get?
(A) Rs 800
(B) Rs 1000
(C) Rs 1050
(D) Rs 2000

Answer: (D)

Explanation: Let the shares of Alfred, Adam, Harry and Leo be Rs 5x, Rs 2x, Rs 4x and Rs 3x respectively. Then,
4x – 3x = 1000 ⇒ x = 1000.
Therefore, Adam gets = Rs 2x = Rs 2000.

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