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MathIzzzFun wrote:Trina wrote:Please assist with this question:
There are 40 pupils in a class. Each boy donated $3 and each girl donated $2. The boys donated $30 more than the girls.
How many boys are there?
How many girls are there?
Thanks!
Assume all boys donated, total amount > 40 x $3 = $120
$120  $30 = $90  excess amount to be reduced by girls' donation
Number of girls = $90/($3+$2) = 18
Number of boys = 4018 = 22
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Thanks but still dont get it.. Can provide narration? Thanks
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Re: Q&A  P5 Math
Luke had $140 and Issac had $92 at first. After they spent an equal amount of money, Luke had 4 times as much money as Isaac. How much did each of them spend?
(not sure if this has been asked before, pls refer me to correct page. Thanks!)
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Re: Q&A  P5 Math
ttyh wrote:Luke had $140 and Issac had $92 at first. After they spent an equal amount of money, Luke had 4 times as much money as Isaac. How much did each of them spend?
(not sure if this has been asked before, pls refer me to correct page. Thanks!)
3 units > $140  $92 = $48
1 unit > $48 / 3 = $16
$92  $16 = $76
Each of them spent $76
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Re: Q&A  P5 Math
Serene, Fabian and Eileen shared their prize money of $4100 among themselves. Twice of Serene's share was equal to 5 times of Fabian's share. 4 times of Serene's share was also equal to 3 times of Eileen's share. Calculate Serene's share.
Help ...... please. How should the answers be presented and is this really a P5 appropriate question?
Thank you very much.
Help ...... please. How should the answers be presented and is this really a P5 appropriate question?
Thank you very much.
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Re: Q&A  P5 Math
Oracle wrote:Serene, Fabian and Eileen shared their prize money of $4100 among themselves. Twice of Serene's share was equal to 5 times of Fabian's share. 4 times of Serene's share was also equal to 3 times of Eileen's share. Calculate Serene's share.
Help ...... please. How should the answers be presented and is this really a P5 appropriate question?
Thank you very much.
Hi Oracle,
One Possible Solution:
Twice of Serene's share was equal to 5 times of Fabian's share.
This means that ratio of Serene's share to Fabian's share is 5:2
(Just interchange the 2 numbers)
4 times of Serene's share was also equal to 3 times of Eileen's share.
This means that ratio of Serene's share to Eileen's share is 3:4
(Just interchange the 2 numbers)
Ratio of Serene's share to Fabian's share is 5:2
Ratio of Serene's share to Eileen's share is 3:4
Ratio of Serene's share to Fabian's share to Eileen's share is 15:6:20
15 + 6 + 20 = 41 units
41 units = $4100
Can you work from here?
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Re: Q&A  P5 Math
Oracle wrote:Serene, Fabian and Eileen shared their prize money of $4100 among themselves. Twice of Serene's share was equal to 5 times of Fabian's share. 4 times of Serene's share was also equal to 3 times of Eileen's share. Calculate Serene's share.
Help ...... please. How should the answers be presented and is this really a P5 appropriate question?
Thank you very much.
cheers.

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Re: Q&A  P5 Math
Trina wrote:MathIzzzFun wrote:Trina wrote:Please assist with this question:
There are 40 pupils in a class. Each boy donated $3 and each girl donated $2. The boys donated $30 more than the girls.
How many boys are there?
How many girls are there?
Thanks!
Assume all boys donated, total amount > 40 x $3 = $120
$120  $30 = $90  excess amount to be reduced by girls' donation
Number of girls = $90/($3+$2) = 18
Number of boys = 4018 = 22
cheers.
Thanks but still dont get it.. Can provide narration? Thanks
cheers.

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Re: Q&A  P5 Math
this seems quite ingenious, but rather mind bending. Think I'll stick to simultaneous equations.
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Re: Q&A  P5 Math
Yes Speedmath, I got it. Just have to put Serene on the same platform & everything becomes clear.
However this is a "whole number" question. Son hasn't been taught ratio yet so perhaps got to use MathIzzzFun's workings but I wonder how the common numerator 60 come about.
Could MathIzzzFun enlighten me please.
Thank you very much.
However this is a "whole number" question. Son hasn't been taught ratio yet so perhaps got to use MathIzzzFun's workings but I wonder how the common numerator 60 come about.
Could MathIzzzFun enlighten me please.
Thank you very much.
 Oracle
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