Equal Numerator

The equal numerator method.

Michael and Owen saved some money. 2/3 of Michael’s savings was equal to 1/4 of Owen’s savings. What was the ratio of Owen’s savings to their total savings?

When the question is of the form: [fraction] of A is equal to [fraction] of B. You can use the equal numerator method to determine the ratio of A to B. The method is:
1. Make numerator the same.
2. The denominator will represent the quantity.

Michael = 2 / 3.
Owen = 1/4 = 2 / 8.
So M = 3u, O = 8u
Ans is 8:11