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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?
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
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