• # question_answer 14) Divide 20 pens between Sheela and Sangeeta in the ratio of 3 : 2.

Given, ratio is 3 : 2 whose two parts are 3 and 2. Sum of two parts = 3 +2 = 5 This means, if there are 5 pens, Sheela gets 3 pens and Sangeeta gets 2 pens. We can say that, Sheela gets 3 parts and Sangeeta gets 2 parts out of every 5 parts. Now,      total number of pens = 20 Number of pens for Sheela $=\frac{3}{5}\times 20=12$ and number of pens for Sangeeta $=\frac{2}{5}\times 20=8$ Hence, out of 20 pens Sheela gets 12 pens and Sangeeta gets 8 pens.