Q&A - PSLE Math
Q1) Alan had some apples. When he packed them into bags of seven apples, he would have 3 apples left. When he packed them into bags of nine apples, he would be short of 6 apples. What was the least number of apples that Alan had?
This problem may be solved by listing and Guess and Check which are tedious.
Wish to seek help from members who may be aware of any more effective method.
This problem may be solved by listing and Guess and Check which are tedious.
Wish to seek help from members who may be aware of any more effective method.
Last edited by tianzhu on Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Let AD be x cm
Let AB be y cm
Perimeter of ABCD = 20cm
so, x+y = 20/2 = 10 cm
Area of big square = y2
Area of small square = x2
Area of 4 sqaures = 80 square cm
So area of 1 big + 1 small = 40 square cm
x2 + y2 = 40
x + y = 10
(x+y)(x+y) = 100
x2 + y2 + 2xy = 100
40 + 2xy = 100
2xy = 60
xy = 30
Area of shaded rectangle = xy = 30 square cm.
Is the answer correct ?
Let AB be y cm
Perimeter of ABCD = 20cm
so, x+y = 20/2 = 10 cm
Area of big square = y2
Area of small square = x2
Area of 4 sqaures = 80 square cm
So area of 1 big + 1 small = 40 square cm
x2 + y2 = 40
x + y = 10
(x+y)(x+y) = 100
x2 + y2 + 2xy = 100
40 + 2xy = 100
2xy = 60
xy = 30
Area of shaded rectangle = xy = 30 square cm.
Is the answer correct ?
Thank You for your time.
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(5 marks)
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2) After 20 minutes in a cross-country race, Alan has run 5/8 of the route while Bernard has covered only 3/8 of the distance. Both run at a uniform average speed each and Bernard runs 60m/min slower than Alan.
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(b) If Bernard wants to finish at the same time as Alan, by how much should he increase his average speed for the remainder of the race? Express the answer in m/min
(5 marks)
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*clap* *clap* That is the right answer. However, are children in P6 taught how to do an expansion of (x+y)^2 ? Without that step, it is impossible to solve the equation.lizawa wrote:...
(x+y)(x+y) = 100
x2 + y2 + 2xy = 100
40 + 2xy = 100
2xy = 60
xy = 30
Area of shaded rectangle = xy = 30 square cm.
Is the answer correct ?