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Could you explain how you got 46 as the answer for part a? Shouldn’t it be 23 50-cent coins? Not sure if my reasoning or calculations is correct, but here goes:

When Eve spends all her money, Jun Cheng has $25.30 left. This means that the number of 50-cent coins left by Jun Cheng has to be from that $25.30. 

We also know that Jun Cheng has 3 times as many 20-cent coins as 50-cent coins. As such, the ratio of their value would be 20 × 3 : 50 × 1 = 60 : 50. This gives a total value of 110 cents. We don’t know how much Jun Cheng has but the value of the money he has needs to be a multiple of 110. In other words, a certain number of groups of 110 cents ($1.10) make up his total money.

So, $25.30 ÷ $1.10 = 23 groups of $1.10. Each group only has one 50-cent coin, so this means Jun Cheng will have 23 50-cent coins left.

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I think i make an error on ratio part when trying make spent 2x to 1x.

ok lets try using model.


draw a model for Jun

3  x 20cents + 1 X 50 cents =110 cents

so 1 group of spent is 110 and 1 group of left is 110

so left 110u=2530

so 1u=23

therefore Jun 23 50 cents coins left


Thanks for correcting 🙂



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I don’t know… but this sum has so much information… 2 people, 2 types and numbers of coins, actual value of coins, etc that I’m lost.  If this question appears in my psle, I’m dead.

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U are right chiefkiasu!

This question worst than Ivan and Helen imo haha


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It’s a lot worse! Although I came up with the solution, I wasn’t confident enough to post it in the first instance.

These math questions for primary school are getting ridiculous.

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