## Q&A - P5 Math

### Re: Q&A - P5 Math

@kiasuparents_2010

As you mentioned your DD's weakness is in identifying

the methods to solve problem sums, can I assume that

once she knows what method to use, she has no problem

solving them?

One practice my DD's tuition teacher did with her class was

exactly this identification process. The teacher did not insist on

them solving the problems, but just to recognize the basic concept

and recommend solution.

There is one great resource available to you. This topic!

You have over 600 pages of problem sums and solutions

in this topic. Perhaps you can extract them and ask

your DD to suggest how she would solve the problem?

You can then compare her suggested method against the

solution provided by the experts here.

Hope this helps.

As you mentioned your DD's weakness is in identifying

the methods to solve problem sums, can I assume that

once she knows what method to use, she has no problem

solving them?

One practice my DD's tuition teacher did with her class was

exactly this identification process. The teacher did not insist on

them solving the problems, but just to recognize the basic concept

and recommend solution.

There is one great resource available to you. This topic!

You have over 600 pages of problem sums and solutions

in this topic. Perhaps you can extract them and ask

your DD to suggest how she would solve the problem?

You can then compare her suggested method against the

solution provided by the experts here.

Hope this helps.

### Re: Q&A - P5 Math

Hi

I need help with this problem sums.. TIA!!

Amirul and Fatimah had 170 marbles. 60% of Amirul's marbles was equal to 1/4 of Fatimah's

marbles.

a) How many marbles did Amirul have?

b) How many marbles must Fatimah give to Amirul so that both of them would have

an equal number of marbles?

I need help with this problem sums.. TIA!!

Amirul and Fatimah had 170 marbles. 60% of Amirul's marbles was equal to 1/4 of Fatimah's

marbles.

a) How many marbles did Amirul have?

b) How many marbles must Fatimah give to Amirul so that both of them would have

an equal number of marbles?

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- KiasuGrandMaster
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### Re: Q&A - P5 Math

mumof8 wrote:Hi

I need help with this problem sums.. TIA!!

Amirul and Fatimah had 170 marbles. 60% of Amirul's marbles was equal to 1/4 of Fatimah's

marbles.

a) How many marbles did Amirul have?

b) How many marbles must Fatimah give to Amirul so that both of them would have

an equal number of marbles?

Let A have 10U.

6U of A = 1/4 of F => F has 24U

You should be able to build the model from here

### Re: Q&A - P5 Math

You have to draw the model to visualise.

Amirul = 6 small units for 60% and 4 small units for 40%. Shade 6 small units to differentitate 60% and 40%.

Fatimah = convert 25% into 1 BIG Unit out of 4 BIG Units. Since 25% is equal to Amirul's 60%, hence the 1 BIG Unit will be cut into 6 small units. Fatimah will have 24 small units altogether. Shade Fatimah's 6 units to differentiate 25%.

Amirul should have 10 units (6 units "shaded" + 4units "unshaded") and Fatimah should have 24 units (6 units "shaded" + 18 units "unshaded").

Add up all their units:10 units + 24 units = 34 units

34 units = 170 marbles

1 unit = 5 marbles

a) Amirul has 10 units. 10 units X 5 marbles = 50 marbles

b) To have an equal number of marbles, both must have 17 units of marbles each. Amirul shall receive 7 more units friom Fatimah. Hence, 7 units of marbles = 7 X 5 = 35 marbles

Hope that helps you.

Amirul = 6 small units for 60% and 4 small units for 40%. Shade 6 small units to differentitate 60% and 40%.

Fatimah = convert 25% into 1 BIG Unit out of 4 BIG Units. Since 25% is equal to Amirul's 60%, hence the 1 BIG Unit will be cut into 6 small units. Fatimah will have 24 small units altogether. Shade Fatimah's 6 units to differentiate 25%.

Amirul should have 10 units (6 units "shaded" + 4units "unshaded") and Fatimah should have 24 units (6 units "shaded" + 18 units "unshaded").

Add up all their units:10 units + 24 units = 34 units

34 units = 170 marbles

1 unit = 5 marbles

a) Amirul has 10 units. 10 units X 5 marbles = 50 marbles

b) To have an equal number of marbles, both must have 17 units of marbles each. Amirul shall receive 7 more units friom Fatimah. Hence, 7 units of marbles = 7 X 5 = 35 marbles

Hope that helps you.

### Re: Q&A - P5 Math

Hi guys! thank you so much for your help and Joy of Learning 111 your model is easier for me to understand. Thanks!!

### Re: Q&A - P5 Math

Hi can someone help with this sum. TIA!

28% of the people in a party are men. The number of women is 5/7 of the number

of men. The ratio of girls to women is 3 : 5. There are 48 more boys than men.

How many people are there at the party?

28% of the people in a party are men. The number of women is 5/7 of the number

of men. The ratio of girls to women is 3 : 5. There are 48 more boys than men.

How many people are there at the party?

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- KiasuGrandMaster
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### Re: Q&A - P5 Math

Men = 28%mumof8 wrote:Hi can someone help with this sum. TIA!

28% of the people in a party are men. The number of women is 5/7 of the number

of men. The ratio of girls to women is 3 : 5. There are 48 more boys than men.

How many people are there at the party?

Women = 5/7 of men = 5/7*28%= 20%

Girls : women is 3:5 =>3/5*20%=12%

Boys= 100-28-20-12=40%

40%-28%=12% is 48

Therefore 100% = (48/12)*100 =400

### Re: Q&A - P5 Math

Hi, pls help on this question.

Miss Phua saved some 20-cent coins and 50-cent coins in the ratio of 3:4 in a box. She then decided to replace 1/3 of the 20-cent coins with the same number of 50-cent coins.The value of the amount she saved increased by $4.50. How much money was there in the box at first?

Thank you!

Miss Phua saved some 20-cent coins and 50-cent coins in the ratio of 3:4 in a box. She then decided to replace 1/3 of the 20-cent coins with the same number of 50-cent coins.The value of the amount she saved increased by $4.50. How much money was there in the box at first?

Thank you!

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------------20-cents----50-centsBunny27 wrote:Hi, pls help on this question.

Miss Phua saved some 20-cent coins and 50-cent coins in the ratio of 3:4 in a box. She then decided to replace 1/3 of the 20-cent coins with the same number of 50-cent coins.The value of the amount she saved increased by $4.50. How much money was there in the box at first?

Thank you!

Before-------3u----------4u

After --------2u----------5u (because 1/3(3u)->u)

remove

1/3 20ct

and add

same number of 50 cents

50u-20u->450

30u->450

u->15

**Money in box at first : 3(15)(0.20)+4(15)(0.50) = 9+30 = $39**