Hello all parents,
After reading through this forum, I realised many parents are teaching their children on their own. Something my parents never had the time to do so when I were young. Therefore, as a form of encouragement to all dedicated parents. I will be providing you help with questions that you have doubts on. (:
You may post the questions here/PM me or email me and I will try my best to solve it at soonest and post the question/answer here so other parents who have doubts on the same type of questions may help their kids too
(but please give me a day to assist you with your questions in case i do not read my mails)
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by fridayeducation » Mon May 25, 2009 6:50 am

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Re: Free Primary School Maths Help  You Post I Solve!
by suiyuan » Mon May 25, 2009 2:58 pm
fridayeducation wrote:I will be providing you help with questions that you have doubts on.
You may post the questions here/PM me or email me and I will try my best to solve it at soonest and post the question/answer here so other parents who have doubts on the same type of questions may help their kids too
(but please give me a day to assist you with your questions in case i do not read my mails
Thank you for your offer.You may want to help to answer the following questions.
1)Car A and Car B left Town Y at the same time heading in the opposite directions. Car A headed for Town Z while Car B left for Town X. The speed of Car B was 20 km/h faster than Car A. After 1/2 h, Car A had completed 2/3 of its journey while Car B had completed 1/2 of its journey. The two cars were also 110 km apart.(a) Calculate the speed of Car A (b) How far was Car B from Town X when car A reached its destination?
2)Mr Lee and Mr Tan both drove from Town X to Town Y. Mr Lee started his journey at 10.00 am travelling at an average speed of 75 km/h. Sometime later, Mr Tan started his journey. At 12.00 noon, Mr Tan overtook Mr Lee. When Mr Tan reached Town Y at 2.00 pm, Mr Lee was still 50 km from Town Y. Find (a) Mr Tan's average speed (b) The time at which Mr Tan started his journey
3)Town A and Town B were 600 km apart. At 10.45 am, a lorry travelling at a uniform speed left Town A for Town B. At the same time, a taxi set off from Town B to Town A at a uniform speed which was 12 km/h faster than that of the lorry's. The two vehicles met at 3.45 pm. Find the speed of the taxi.

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Re: Free Primary School Maths Help  You Post I Solve!
by jedamum » Mon May 25, 2009 4:48 pm
suiyuan wrote:
Thank you for your offer.You may want to help to answer the following questions.
hi suiyuan,
which level are you looking at? P1/2? P3/4? PSLE?
we have a couple of existing threads and it is easier for members to search by level when looking for challenging questions.
i'm sure the threadstarter don't mind assisting in answering the queries in these threads as well.

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by kiasiparent » Mon May 25, 2009 10:02 pm
When Mrs Lee was 40 years old, her son was twice her daughter's age. Mrs Lee will be twice her son's age when her daughter is 28 years old. How old will Mrs Lee be when her daughter is 20 years old?

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by fridayeducation » Mon May 25, 2009 11:26 pm
kiasiparent wrote:When Mrs Lee was 40 years old, her son was twice her daughter's age. Mrs Lee will be twice her son's age when her daughter is 28 years old. How old will Mrs Lee be when her daughter is 20 years old?
Mrs Lee will be 56 years old when her daughter is 20 years old. I've just got back and had done this by logic and guess & check. perhaps you'll like to let me know what level is your child or is this question intended for so i can prepare a solution catered to the understanding of the level? Thanks.

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Re: Free Primary School Maths Help  You Post I Solve!
by fridayeducation » Mon May 25, 2009 11:56 pm
suiyuan wrote:
Thank you for your offer.You may want to help to answer the following questions.
1)Car A and Car B left Town Y at the same time heading in the opposite directions. Car A headed for Town Z while Car B left for Town X. The speed of Car B was 20 km/h faster than Car A. After 1/2 h, Car A had completed 2/3 of its journey while Car B had completed 1/2 of its journey. The two cars were also 110 km apart.(a) Calculate the speed of Car A (b) How far was Car B from Town X when car A reached its destination?
(a) Calculate the speed of Car A
Step 1: State Formuala,
Using Distance = Speed x Time,
Step 2: Equation
110km = 1/2 x (Total Speed)
220km/h = Total Speed (Total speed refers to combined speed of Car A and Car B)
= A's Speed + B's Speed
= A's Speed + A's Speed + 20km/h
200km/h = 2 (A's Speed)
100km/h = A's Speed
(b) How far was Car B from Town X when car A reached its destination?
Step 1: State Formular (Always state formula  not for marks, in case you forget)
Using Distance = Speed x Time
Since Car A,
Time taken to complete 2/3 journey  1/2 hour
Time taken to complete remaining 1/3 journey  1/2 hour / 2 = 1/4hour
Car B
Car B's Speed  100km/h + 20km/h = 120km/h
Distance Car B will travel in 1/4hour  120 km/h x 1/4h = 30km
Distance from Town Y to Town X  60km x 2 = 120km
Distance Car B will be from Town X  120km  60km  30km = 30km

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Re: Free Primary School Maths Help  You Post I Solve!
by fridayeducation » Tue May 26, 2009 12:11 am
suiyuan wrote:
2)Mr Lee and Mr Tan both drove from Town X to Town Y. Mr Lee started his journey at 10.00 am travelling at an average speed of 75 km/h. Sometime later, Mr Tan started his journey. At 12.00 noon, Mr Tan overtook Mr Lee. When Mr Tan reached Town Y at 2.00 pm, Mr Lee was still 50 km from Town Y. Find (a) Mr Tan's average speed (b) The time at which Mr Tan started his journey
Notes (Good to have)
Lee 10am 75km/h
Tan overtook at 12pm reached at 2pm
(a) Mr Tan's average speed
Using Formala, Distance = Speed x Time
At 12pm, Lee travelled  75k/h x 2h = 150km
At 2pm, Lee travelled  75km/h x 4h = 300km
Distance between town X and Town Y  (75km/h x 4h) + 50km = 350km
(Reasoning  At 2pm, 4 hours after Lee left Town X, he is still 50km away from Town Y)
At 12pm they met and within 2 hours, Tan reached and Lee is still travelling, in fact we know that Lee is now 50km away. Can we find out Tan's speed now?
Distance Tan travelled between 12pm and 2pm (2hours)  75km/h x 2h + 50km = 200km
Tan's average speed  200km / 2h = 100km/h
(b) The time at which Mr Tan started his journey
Using Formala, Distance = Speed x Time
Total time taken for time to reach Town Y from Town X  350km / 100km/h = 3.5h
Time Tan started his journey  1400h/2pm  3h30min = 1030h or 1030am

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Re: Free Primary School Maths Help  You Post I Solve!
by fridayeducation » Tue May 26, 2009 12:22 am
suiyuan wrote:
3)Town A and Town B were 600 km apart. At 10.45 am, a lorry travelling at a uniform speed left Town A for Town B. At the same time, a taxi set off from Town B to Town A at a uniform speed which was 12 km/h faster than that of the lorry's. The two vehicles met at 3.45 pm. Find the speed of the taxi.
The concept of this concept is the same as that of question 1. Distance and time is provided in this question and then one vehicle is faster than another. In this question, time is provided when they state time vehicles set off and time they met. It is all the same.
As long as DISTANCE & TIME are the given AND they are comparing 2 vehicle's speed (coming/going in opposite direction), this is how you should solve, remember that TOTAL SPEED in this case includes speed for both lorry and taxi.
Using Formula, Distance = Speed x Time
600km = 5h (Total Speed)
120km/h = Total Speed
= Lorry's Speed + Taxi's Speed
= Lorry's Speed + Lorry's Speed + 12km/h
108km/h = Lorry's Speed + Lorry's Speed
54km/h = Lorry's Speed
Taxi's Speed  54km/h + 12km/h = 66km/h
(To check, always check)
They both travelled 5hours and they met, so the distance they've travelled must add up to distance given, 600km
Lorry's Distance  5h x 54km/h = 270km
Taxi's Distance  5h x 66km/h = 330km
Total Distance  270km + 330km = 600km

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by suiyuan » Tue May 26, 2009 7:17 am
fridayeducation wrote:kiasiparent wrote:When Mrs Lee was 40 years old, her son was twice her daughter's age. Mrs Lee will be twice her son's age when her daughter is 28 years old. How old will Mrs Lee be when her daughter is 20 years old?
Mrs Lee will be 56 years old when her daughter is 20 years old. I've just got back and had done this by logic and guess & check. perhaps you'll like to let me know what level is your child or is this question intended for so i can prepare a solution catered to the understanding of the level? Thanks.
Hi
This is a question from P6.

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