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If $350 is divided into two portions in the ratio 2:5 , the smaller portion is

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  1. The sum is divided on = 2 + 5 = 7 parts

    p = One part

    2 p + 5 p = $ 350

    7 p = $ 350

    p = $ 350 / 7

    p = $ 50

    2 p = 100$

    5 p = 250$

    The smaller portion is 2 p = $100

    Check results:

    2 p / 5 p = 100 / 250 = 50 ∙ 2 / 50 ∙ 5 = 2 / 5

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