Hairu shares his stickers part 34 (Math Question)


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Upper primary school mathematics question UPQ296

Hairu had 42 more stickers than Fatimah. Each of them gave away some of their stickers to Sarin. The number of stickers Fatimah gave away was 4/7 of the number of stickers Hairu had at first. The number of stickers Hairu gave away was 2/3 of the number of stickers Fatimah had at first both had an equal number of stickers left. How many stickers did Hairu have at first?


            Using Math Model

            Start with the different of stickers they had = 42

            Subdivide Hairu to 7 equal blocks (7H) and Fatimah to 3 equal blocks (3F)

            The give away from Fatimah was 4/7 fraction of Hairu = 4H of Hairu’s stickers

            The give away from Hairu was 2/3 fraction of Fatimah = 2F of Fatimah’s stickers

            Funally, they had same amount of stickers left

            Redraw the model

                        From the model                                                                                 

                        2F = 4H + 42

                        1F = 2H + 21

            Rearrange the model base interm of 1H

                        From the model                                                          

                        1H = 21 × 3 + 42 = 63 + 42 = 105

                        The number of stickers Hairu had at first = 7 × 105 = 735

Alternative solution:

            By using Ratio,

                        Hairu had 42 stickers more than Fatimah at first

                        Ratio at first, Hairu : Fatimah = (1U + 42) : 1U

                        Hairu give away stickers = 4/7 fraction of Fatimah’s stickers

                        Fatimah give away stickers = 2/3 fraction of Hairu’s stickers

                        Final ratio,       Hairu : Fatimah = (1U + 42 – 4/7 U) : 1U – 2/3( 1U + 42)

                                                                                       = (3U + 42 × 7)/7 : 1/3 U – 84/3

                                                                                       = (9U + 882) : (7U – 588)

                        The have same amount of stickers at the end

                                                9U + 882 = 7U – 588

                                                2U = 1470

                                                1U = 735

                        The number of stickers hairu had at first is 735  

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