Business Riddle: What Was Brenda’s Contribution?

Solve this business partnership riddle.

Andrew starts a business with Rs.3500.

After 5 months Brenda joins with Andrew as his business partner.

After a year, the profit is divided in the ratio 2:3.

What was Brenda’s contribution in the capital?

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Andrew invested Rs. 3500 for 12 months &

Brenda invested Rs. B for 7 months.

Profit ratio is 2:3


(3500 x 12) / (B x 7) = 2/3;

B = 6000 x 3/2


B = 9000

Brenda’s Contribution = Rs 9000.


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