# Sarin’s family attend concert at the Esplanade Part 16 (Math Question)

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Upper primary school mathematics question UPQ203

80% of the people in the Esplanade concert hall were adults. 75% of the children in the concert hall were boys. There were 36 more boys than girls. Some boys left the concert hall, after which 10% of the remaining people in the concert hall were boys. How many boys left the Esplanade concert hall?

Solution:

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The boys were 36 more than girls at first

2 units = 36

1 unit = 18

Total number of people = 20 × 18 = 360

Total number of adults and girls = 17 × 18 = 306

Total number of boys at first = 3 × 18 = 54

The ratio of adults and girls to boys at first = 306 : 54 = 34 : 6 = 17 : 3 = 153 : 27

The ratio of adults and girls to boys at the end = 9 : 1 = 153 : 17

27 units = 54

1 unit = 2

The number of boys left the concert hall in term of units = 27 – 17 = 10

The number of boys left the Esplanade concert hall = 2 × 10 = 20

Alternative solution: Consider the remaining

Boys more than girls by 75% – 25% = 50%

36 ==> 50%

The number of people remain = 36 × 2 = 72

Total people in the hall = 72 ÷ 20% = 360

Total number of boys in the hall at first = 72 × 75% = 54

Total girls in the hall = 36 ÷ 2 = 18

Total adults in the hall = 360 × 80% = 288

Finally, Girls plus adults in the hall = 18 + 288 = 306

Girls plus adults in the hall is 90%

90% ==> 306

10% ==> 34

Boys finally in the hall = 34

The number of boys left the Esplanade concert hall = 54 – 34 = 20

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