**Given Data**

**Cost of the Camping Van (excluding VAT):**£23500**VAT Rate:**20%**Number of Equal Payments:**18**Amount of Each Monthly Payment:**£940

## Finding the ratio of the deposit Emma pays to the total of the 18 equal payments.

**First we will find the VAT Amount**

The VAT on the camping van is 20% of £23500.

To calculate the VAT:

VAT=20/100×£23500

**Calculating the Total Cost**

The total cost Emma has to pay (including VAT) is:

Total Cost=£23500+VAT

**Calculating the Total of the 18 Equal Payments**

Given that Emma makes 18 equal payments of £940 each:

Total of 18 Payments=18×£940

**Finding the Deposit Amount**

To find the deposit amount, we subtract the total of the 18 payments from the total cost:

Deposit=Total Cost−Total of 18 Payments

**Finding the Ratio**

Finally, to find the ratio of the deposit Emma pays to the total of the 18 equal payments:

Ratio=Deposit:Total of 18 Payments

We will then simplify this ratio to its simplest form.

Let’s go ahead and calculate these values.

## Conclusion

**VAT Amount:**The VAT on the camping van is £4700.**Total Cost:**Emma has to pay, including VAT, which is £28200.**Deposit Amount:**Emma pays a deposit of £11280 for the camping van.**Ratio:**The ratio of the deposit Emma pays to the total of the 18 equal payments is 2: