# [Idle Payday: Fast Money] Ratio question

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 With all these game events it seems to have a ratio even if it doesn’t make sense with according to item tabs. Anyone figure it out yet? > _Originally posted by **[zezg](/forums/1018702/topics/1772961?page=1#12931161):**_ > With all these game events it seems to have a ratio even if it doesn’t make sense with according to item tabs. Anyone figure it out yet? Something is wrong with either the calculations, or the text because it does not add up! 1 food can is 1%, one foodbox is 13%. It takes 7 fc (so 7%) to turn it into 1 fb (13%) which is nearly double. Yet when I convert fc to fb I LOSE production instead of gaining. I tested it with 1fb. I went from 122m pre-coversion to 115 post-conversion. It’s cuz their bonuses multiply together. Say you have 100 food cans and 0 food boxes. And you max converted 98 cans to 14 boxes. That means you’d have 2 cans left. The bonus would be 102% (2 cans) x 282% (14 boxes) = 287.64%%. But if you convert 70 cans to 10 boxes you’d have 30 cans. The bonus here would be 130% (30 cans) x 230% (10 boxes) = 299%. Max converting doesn’t always help with maximizing profits. **Note: in my examples I added 100% to each bonus in order to include the principle value** They are 2 separate multiplicative bonuses, not 1 combined bonus. > _Originally posted by **[ExposedTraitor](/forums/1018702/topics/1772961?page=1#12936741):**_ > It’s cuz their bonuses multiply together. > Say you have 100 food cans and 0 food boxes. And you max converted 98 cans to 14 boxes. That means you’d have 2 cans left. The bonus would be 102% (2 cans) x 282% (14 boxes) = 287.64%%. > But if you convert 70 cans to 10 boxes you’d have 30 cans. The bonus here would be 130% (30 cans) x 230% (10 boxes) = 299%. > Max converting doesn’t always help with maximizing profits. > **Note: in my examples I added 100% to each bonus in order to include the principle value** I’m feeling super confused by this response. Can you explain a little more? Or Most specifically. What is the best ratio? This event i have ratio like 1:8 .....if i have 100 pumkings i also keep 800 corns untouched Any thoughts on using event resources for their bonus versus using them for the event prize box? Which yields better bonuses? I’ve also heard different ratios- 8:1 4:1. Any consensus on the best ratio? > _Originally posted by **[tava143](/forums/1018702/topics/1772961?page=1#13113096):**_ > I’ve also heard different ratios- 8:1 4:1. Any consensus on the best ratio? Main game is 16:4:1 Most events are 8:1 - others are 7:1, however many it takes to make a tier 3 resource is usually what you should be using as a ratio... > _Originally posted by **[Davegarland](/forums/1018702/topics/1772961?page=1#13116328):**_ > > _Originally posted by **[tava143](/forums/1018702/topics/1772961?page=1#13113096):**_ > > I’ve also heard different ratios- 8:1 4:1. Any consensus on the best ratio? > > Main game is 16:4:1 > > Most events are 8:1 - others are 7:1, however many it takes to make a tier 3 resource is usually what you should be using as a ratio... Thanks! Just keep both total percentages the same and you’ll be fine.