mrs. johnson gave a sum of money to her son and daughter in the ratio 5:6. Her daughter received $2400. how muh did Mrs. Johnson give away in all?

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To find the total amount Mrs. Johnson gave away, you need to know how much she gave the son.  Because the ratio of the money given is 5:6, the amount of money he received has to be 5/6 of the money the daughter received.So, the son received 5/6 of 2400.To find this, multiply 5/6 x 2400 to get 2000.The daughter received 2400 and the son received 2000, so the total amount Mrs. Johnson gave away is 4400 dollars.