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Should read also the posting on **Sarin learns the concept of Fraction (mathematics concept)** to understand the concept of Fraction.

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**Upper primary school mathematics question UPQ292**

The average mass of Hairu and Fatimah is 49 kg. The average mass of Fatimah and Sarin is 79 kg. Hairu is 1/4 as heavy as Sarin. Find Hairu’s mass.

Solution:

Total mass of Hairu and Fatimah = 2 × 49 = 98kg

Total mass of Fatimah and Sarin = 2 × 79 = 158kg

Hairu’s mass is ¼ fraction of Sarin’s mass

Draw the model

Per the model

3 units = 158 – 98 = 60

1 unit = 20 kg

The mass of Hairu = 20 kg

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