# Q. An amount of money was distributed among A, B and c in the ratio p : q : r.

Consider the following statements :

1. A gets the maximum share if p is greater than (q+r).

2. C gets the minimum share if r is less than (p+q).

Which of the above statements is/are correct ?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Correct Answer: (a) 1 only

#### Question from UPSC Prelims 2021 CSAT Paper

**Explanation : **

## Money Distribution Ratio

Ratio of distribution of money among A, B, and C is p : q : r.

Considering statement 1:

If p > (q + r), then p is definitely the largest number.

So, A must have got the maximum share. Hence, statement 1 is correct.

Considering statement 2:

If r < (p + q), then r may or may not be the smallest number.

For example, 5 < (2 + 4)

So, C may or may not have got the minimum share. Hence, statement 2 is incorrect.