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Upper primary school mathematics question UPQ246
After a round of Congkak game, Fatimah has some red and green marbles in her big house (Main cavity). If she adds in 10 red marbles, 0.6 of the number of marbles in the big house will be green marbles. If she adds in 30 green marbles, 3/4 of the number of marbles in the big house will be green marbles. How many marbles are there in her big house?
With added 10 red marbles and portion of green marbles is 0.6
Red marbles is 4/10 and Green marbles is 6/10 in fraction
Case 1: In ratio, Red marbles : Green marbles = 4 : 6 = 2 : 3
With added 30 green marbles and ¾ of the marbles is green marbles
Red marble is ¼ and green marbles is ¾ in fraction
Case 2: In ratio, Red marbles : Green marbles = 1 : 3
Draw the model and match both the cases
From the model,
2U – 10 = (3U + 30)/3 = 1U + 10
1U = 20
Total number of marbles in the big house = 5 × 20 – 10 = 90