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It was agreed that A would invest Rs. 8000 for 2 months and B would invest Rs. 17000 for 10 months. What will be the share of A in an annual profit of Rs. 46500?

A

Rs. 4000.

B

Rs. 4100.

C

Rs. 3900.

D

Rs. 4200.

Soln.
Ans: a

The profits are shared in the ratio of money-months contributed by the partners. Money-months contributed by A are 8000 × 2 = 16000, whereas those by B are 17000 × 10 = 170000. The ratio of these money-months is 8:85. This is the ratio in which the profits would be divided. A's share = 46500 × $8/{8 + 85}$ = Rs. 4000.


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