Question: Dividing an Inheritance

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If a ratio question doesn't say "respectively" do we assume the numbers match up with the words or is there another tip?
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The order of any given ratio will always correspond to the order in which the quantities are listed, regardless of whether the word "respectively" appears.

For example, if I say that the ratio of cats to dogs to sheep is 1 : 2 : 3, then we can correctly assume that:
cats : dogs : sheep = 1 : 2 : 3

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