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Lower primary school mathematics question LPQ60
Fatimah’s mother bought a piece of cloth to make curtains and cushion covers during Ramadan. She used 1/2 of the piece of cloth to make curtains while 3/10 of it was used to make cushion covers. What fraction of the cloth was not used?
Draw the fraction model
From the above model
The fraction of cloth left over = 2/10 = 1/5
The fraction of cloth used to make curtains = ½ = 5/10
The fraction of cloth used to make cushions = 3/10
The fraction of the cloth not used = 1 – 5/10 – 3/10 = 2/10 = 1/5