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A, B and C start a partnership business by investing in the ratio 1:3:8. It was agreed that (1/3)rd of the profit would be divided equally, and the remaining proportionately. What is B's share in a profit of Rs. 7200?


Rs. 2000.


Rs. 2100.


Rs. 1900.


Rs. 2200.

Ans: a

Profit to be proportioned is $(2 × 7200)/3$ = 4800. B's share in this is $(3 × 4800)/(1 + 3 + 8)$ = Rs. 1200. To this add 1/9 of the profit = 7200/9 = 800. The total share = Rs. 2000.

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