A man passed away and left behind a piece of land having an area of 80 acres. In his will, he stated that an orphanage is to be built on a part of the land and
the remainder is to be distributed between his son and daughter with a ratio of . Given that the area of the orphanage is 8 acres,
determine the shares of both the son and the daughter.
Step 1: Determine the amount of land that is to be distributed to
the son and daughter.
Subtract the area of the orphanage from the total area.
Step 2: Use the concept of "the sum of parts" to show how to
distribute the land.
The son's share of the land acres.
The daughter's share of the land acres.