# SOLUTION: I just can not figure out how to set this one up.....and I need the answer quick. Please Help Me!!!!! Ed and Dave are going to divide a cash prize of \$14,000 in a ratio of 2 to

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 Question 19321: I just can not figure out how to set this one up.....and I need the answer quick. Please Help Me!!!!! Ed and Dave are going to divide a cash prize of \$14,000 in a ratio of 2 to 5. How much will Dave receive?Answer by Earlsdon(6287)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!You can use proportions for this problem. Let \$x = the amount that Ed receives, then Dave will get \$(14,000-x) Cross-multiply. Add 2x to both sides. Divide both sides by 7. So, Ed receives \$4,000.00 while Dave will get (\$14,000.00 - \$4,000.00) \$10,000.00 Check: