17. For every $2 that Eddy spent, Fred spent $3. After Eddy had spent all his money, Fred still had 3/8 of the total amount of money the two boys had at first.
a) What fraction of the total amount of money did Eddy have at first?
b) What was the ratio of Fred’s money to Eddy’s money at first?
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2/8 = 1/4
a) Eddy had 1/4 of the total money at first.
6 : 2 = 3 : 1
b) The ratio of Fred’s money to Eddy’s money at first was 3 : 1.