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    Help with basic math problem(proportion conversion). Pls

    I want to take three numbers, fractions, which we'll call bears and based on their relative size will then get a proportional share of a given plate of fish sandwiches. So you'd input the bears' weights and then a numbers of fish sandwiches and next column over their respective shares in units of fish sandwiches.

    So say a 400lb bear, a 276, and a 200 and a basket of 10 sandwiches, how many sandwiches each? I bet you it's simple algebra I've done before. Help? I'll explain later what I'm doing in excel but the bears make I good story to follow. Plus this could happen in real life between a trio of OCD people.
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    Re: This is kind of a math problem

    This is a simple Ratio problem.

    =(400*10)/(400+276+200)

    =(276*10)/(400+276+200)

    =(200*10)/(400+276+200)
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    Re: This is kind of a math problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by mehmetcik View Post
    This is a simple Ratio problem.

    =(400*10)/(400+276+200)

    =(276*10)/(400+276+200)

    =(200*10)/(400+276+200)

    Thanks, I knew it. Yes, I've done these before. Math. One subject that has helped me a lot in adulthood.

    And I'm betting on fights(ufc/mma) and as part of complex algorithm I'm quantifying my hunches across a given risk tolerance (fish sandwiches)
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