Wambui and Kaluta shared some money in the ratio 5:8. Wambui got sh 120 less than Kaluta . How much money did Kaluta get?

Class: KCPE

Subject: Mathematics

Topic: Ratio and proportions

Lesson Summary

Wambui and Kaluta shared some money in the ratio 5:8. Wambui got sh 120 less than Kaluta . How much money did Kaluta get?

A.sh 200
B.sh 520
C.sh 192
D.sh 320



Text Answer


Let the amount Kaluta got be x.
Wambui got (x – 120)
𝑥−120:𝑥=5:8
𝑥−120x=58
8(𝑥−120)=5𝑥
8𝑥−960=5𝑥
8𝑥−5𝑥=960
3x = 960
x=9603=320
Kaluta’s share = sh 320

The correct answer is (sh 320)

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