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20 balloons have to be divided among between group a and group b inthe ratio 2:3. how many ballons will each group recieve?

The answer is 8 and 12

a = 8, b = 12

8:12

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20/5 = 4

4 x 2 : 4 x 3

a gets 8, b gets 12

5________1________2_______3
20_______4________8_______12

Ratio is 8 : 12

Let 2k be the number of balloons for group A.
Let 3k be the number of balloons for group B.

2k + 3k = 20
5k = 20
k = 4

So the answer is easy:
Group A has 2*4 = 8 balloons
Group B has 3*4 = 12 balloons

20 balloons have to be divided between group a and group b in the ratio 2 : 3.
Group a will receive 8 balloons and group b will receive 12 balloons.

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group a gets 8 balloons
group b gets 12 balloons.