## Leslie and Jenny are two of the partners in a business. Leslie makes \$3 in profit for every \$4 that Jenny makes. If Jenny makes \$60 profit o

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Leslie and Jenny are two of the partners in a business. Leslie makes \$3 in profit for every \$4 that Jenny makes. If Jenny makes \$60 profit on the first item they sell, how much profit does Leslie make

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2 weeks 2021-10-04T09:42:26+00:00 2 Answers 0

Amount of profit made by Leslie =\$45

Step-by-step explanation:

The total profit made by Jenny = \$60

Since Leslie makes \$3 for every \$4 that Jenny makes, let us calculate the number of \$4 that we can find in \$60 (i.e. ratio of \$60 to \$4)

Ratio of \$60 to \$4) = 60/4 = 15

The amount of profit made by Leslie = 15 * \$3

Amount of profit made by Leslie =\$45

Step-by-step explanation:

Given that Leslie makes \$3 in profit for every \$4 that Jenny makes.

We want to find how much profit Leslie makes if Jenny makes \$60.

Jenny makes \$60 profit, meaning she made \$3 profit 20 times, because \$3 × 20 = \$60.

In those 20 times, Leslie makes \$4.

\$4 × 20 = \$80