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Upper primary school mathematics question UPQ165

Sarin and Hairu had a total of $338. After Sarin saved $49 more and Hairu spent half of his money, they both had the same amount of money. How much did each of them have at first?

Solution:

Draw a model start with ame amount at the end then work backward.

Total = 338 + 49 = 387

1 unit = 387/3 = 129

Hairu has at first = 2 × 129 = $258

Sarin has at first = 129 – 49 = $80

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