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# A number of pencils were shared out among Bisi, Sola and Tunde in the ratio of 2...

### Question

A number of pencils were shared out among Bisi, Sola and Tunde in the ratio of 2:3:5 respectively. If Bisi got 5, how many were shared out?

A) 15

B) 25

C) 30

D) 50

### Explanation:

Let x represent total number of pencils shared
B : S : T
2 : 3 : 5
2+3+5 = 10
$$\frac{2}{10}$$ x x = 5
$$\frac{2x}{10}$$ = 5
2x = 50
x = 25

## Dicussion (1)

• Let x represent total number of pencils shared
B : S : T
2 : 3 : 5
2+3+5 = 10
$$\frac{2}{10}$$ x x = 5
$$\frac{2x}{10}$$ = 5
2x = 50
x = 25