# Sarin and his coin bank part 16(Math Question)

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Lower primary school mathematics question LPQ48

Sarin had a total of twenty \$10-notes and \$5-notes in his coin bank. The total value of all the notes was \$120. How many \$10-notes did he have?

Solution:

A set of 1 \$10-note and 1 \$5-note give value of = 10 + 5 = \$15

If there are 10 sets, the value = 10 × 15 = \$150

It is more than \$120 by \$30

To reduce \$10-notes and increase \$5

We needs to reduce 30 ÷ 5 = 6 \$10-notes to get to \$120

The number of \$10-notes = 10 – 6 = 4

The number of \$5-notes = 10 + 6 = 16

Alternative solution:

Use guess and check method

Start the guess from 10 \$10-notes and 10 \$5-notes

Remember the total number of notes = 20 (1st check)

Then base on total value coputed to decide increase or reduce the number of notes

Sarin has 4 ten dollar notes in his coin bank.