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Jambmaths question: 

3 girls share a number of apples in the ratio 5:3:2 If the highest share is 40 apples, find the smallest

Option A: 

36

Option B: 

24

Option C: 

16

Option D: 

38

Jamb Maths Solution: 

$\begin{align}  & \text{Let the total number of apple shared be }x \\ & \text{The sum of the ratio is }5+3+2=10 \\ & \text{The highest got } \\ & \frac{5}{10}\times x=40 \\ & x=\frac{40\times 10}{5}=80 \\ & \text{The total number of oranges shared is }80 \\ & \text{The smallest share is }\frac{2}{10}\times 80=16 \\\end{align}$

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