# Sarin and his coin bank part 33 (Math Question)

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Upper primary school mathematics question UPQ323

Sarin spent 1/5 of his saving on a story book. He gave \$46.80 to Hairu and had ½ of his saving left. How much saving did he have left?

Solution:

Sarin had ½ of his saving left

He spent ½ of his saving on a story book (1/5) plus gave \$46.80 to Hairu

Draw the model

From the model

3 units = 46.8

1 unit = 15.6

He had left with 15.6 × 5 = \$78

Alternative Solution:

Sarin had ½ of saving left

Sarin spent and gave away = 1 – ½ = ½

Sarin spent 1/5 fraction of the saving on a story book

Fraction of saving Sarin gave to Hairu = ½ – 1/5 = 3/10

3 units = 46.8

1 unit = \$15.6

Sarin saving = 10 × 15.6 = \$156

Sarin saving left = 156 ÷ 2 = \$78