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Then add all the allocations together as fractions (find a common denominator):
Now divide the total profits by this value (to divide by a fraction, we can multiply by the reciprocal) to find the value of each full share:
Now give people their own allocations (I'm doing a bit of rounding on the cents):
To check this, you add up those allocations. The total (within the rounding) should match the total profit from before:
Hope this helps,  


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